Bobbies on the Beat
In the past, we had more bobbies on the beat, and less crime (or so the rose-tinted memory serves).
Now they are saying, if there are more bobbies on the beat, there will be MORE crime??
Something wrong here...
Also, if you put more police into a particular area, won't the crims select a quieter area to perpetrate their misdeeds?
This is pointing to one thing: criminals must be much stupider than they were back in the day, despite the expansion of the prisons, where they get their education.