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Statistics can be spun in any direction to support any claim
That is why they do not stand alone.
When the gun gnutters insist more people are killed in California or Chicago, for example, it begs the first question: compared to whom?
And it is in the examination of the statistics that liars surface.
Chicago, for example: not even in the top ten of cities *per capita* in homicides.
Or comparing apples (California) to "all southern states" which they don't get around to defining.
It is more correct to say: figures don't lie, liars figure.