Which is exactly the point I keep making on any and many of the discussion raised within the forum. Statistics can mean anything depending on the method that the statistics are or were obtained, and by whom. Yet at times others will argue that statistics are correct, and we all must believe in them.
"you and the forum editor always seems to state that any statistics that you provide are true."
I'm, not aware that I have ever stated that statistics I quote are "true". I simply quote statistics, and like everyone else I obtain them from sources on the internet. I have no way of knowing that any statistic is 'true', and nor do you - we're both in the same boat as far as that goes.
That said, I am used to working with statistics as part of my job, and I'm used to referring to more than one source before placing any kind of reliance on statistics. What you need to do when using figures is to look at how they were produced - make a judgement about whether or not you think they can be relied upon.
Watch some of the TV ads for shampoos and cosmetics, and listen carefully to what they say. Then look at the small print that sometimes appears on the bottom of the screen.