My sisters house was burgled, response from the Cops was "We don't come out for a single burglary, we only come out if there is a spate of burglaries in a certain area". If your car gets nicked the only time you'll see a Cop is when they come to tell you where the burnt out shell can be found.I do live outside London and have experience of burglaries and they were fairly efficient then too.. Never had a car pinched though doesn't seem to be very fashionable these days and when cars do get stolen they're often understandably hard to find as the people stealing them tend to do a propper job these days rather than just nicking one and joyriding it then either setting fire to it or crashing it
One of the Political parties is saying that they will put 20k extra Coppers on the streets, I'm willing to bet that not a single one will be in any normal working class area's, they'll be around the big Cities.
The only time I see any Cops is when I drive past McDonalds, one Sunday morning there were six Cop cars and two Cop vans parked up, on an average Sunday morning there is at least two at a time.
I'm not anti-Police, I'm anti-lack of Police.