“Let’s look at the facts: in 2008, when Flint had 265 sworn officers on their police force, there were 35 murders and 91 rapes in this city. In 2010, when Flint had only 144 police officers, the murder rate climbed to 65 and rapes — just to pick two categories — climbed to 229. In 2011, you now only have 125 shields.” — Vice President Biden, October 18, 2011
“In Flint, Michigan, they cut their force in half; murder rates have doubled in the last year. . . Police departments, as I said, in some cases literally cut in half, like Camden, New Jersey, and Flint, Michigan. In many cities, the result has been — and it’s not unique — murder rates are up, robberies are up, rapes are up. . . I said rape was up, three times in Flint. There are the numbers. Go look at the numbers.” — Biden, October 19, 2011, on Capitol HillPoor old Joe must be confused by numbers.
More important than the raw figures is the rate per 100,000 individuals. Murder did go up — though the rate did not double from 2009 to 2010, as Biden claimed. But rape has gone down. Biden actually asserted it had tripled. . .Its kind of like the economy I guess, the private sector loses millions of jobs but in these liars minds we are in a recovery.
Nothing from a member of this administration can be believed. Nothing.