The FBI ranks Detroit, Flint, Pontiac and Saginaw among the ten American cities with the highest violent crime rates.
Kriste Etue is the Director of the Michigan State Police. She says the lack of good jobs and the decline of police officers in the state has an impact on crime.
"The state of Michigan has lost nearly 3,400 police officers, so I’m sure that has some impact on the crime in our various cities."
The Michigan State Police is reaching out to returning veterans to join the state police force.