Here’s Attorney-General Jeff Sessions in the border city of Nogales, Arizona, on Tuesday:

Here, along our nation’s southwest border, is ground zero in this fight. Here, under the Arizona sun, ranchers work the land to make an honest living, and law-abiding citizens seek to provide for their families.

But it is also here, along this border, that transnational gangs like MS-13 and international cartels flood our country with drugs and leave death and violence in their wake.

Lest you think U.S. border cities are aflame with violence spilling over from Mexico, however, take a look at this data, based on statistics compiled by the FBI which, ironically, is part of Sessions’ own Department of Justice. It turns out that nearly all cities near the U.S.-Mexico border are safer than the national average.

2015 Violent Crime and Homicide Rates, U.S. Cities Over 100,000 Population Within 100 Miles of the U.S.-Mexico Border