You may have been, however that is not what the presidents EO is about, nor is it what you specifically wrote. I quoted your entire sentence in context.
Your link to the FastStats page is also problematic, at best. Homicides are all deaths. What you want are murders, but that data is not separated out. It is included with suicides and justifiable homicides. So the figures you see are specious. This is an instance where the FBI data is more correct.
The data you want is actually located at Data & Statistics (WISQARS TM )
. It tracks closer to the FBI BCI stats.