I remember from years ago there was a TV show called “the Lineup.” It was in Black and White so that tells you it was a long time ago. One of the lines used when having an actual lineup on the show was one of the cops telling those there to view the suspects “pay no attention to their answers, as they often lie!” Well when I read this pagefull of statistical $hit from the government, that line rings true when applied to our government. Pay no attention to the statistics shown, because you have no reasonable “expectation” that any of it is truthful. It’s what they want you to believe, and any correlation between that and the truth is purely coincidental.
As the saying goes; there are lies, damn lies and statistics.
If you don’t know how the data was collected, how it was compiled, what’s presented and what’s left out and all the methods used to produce it you don’t really know what you’ve got.