Vice President Biden suggested yesterday that rapes and murders in Flint could rise if Congress does not pass a new spending bill. The vice president discussed the relation between crime and police staffing during a stop in Flint.

We were just told a few days ago that Flint is the fourth most violent city in America.
Take the jump to watch the Vice President and to get more facts.

Biden made the comments as part of an effort to talk up the Obama administration's $447 billion American Jobs Act.  The package includes $5 billion for police and first responders.

FBI statistics show that the number of law enforcement officers in Flint has sharply declined over the last few years. The number went from 201 in 2008 to 132 in 2010.

The rise in violent crimes like murder and rape, however, was not as drastic as Biden suggested, according to FBI statistics.

Does Joe know something we don't? Watch more of his speech below.