The reason you te more crime in rural areas in the Dark Ages is that there’s fewer people about.
Pubs are all closed and dead because of no-smoking and no vertical drinking.
No possible amount of police you could deploy, owing to logistic problems, could solve the fact that if you have a £15,000 Chippendale Commode under ZanuLieBorg, and you live in an isolated house in Much-Binding-in-the-Marsh, then some hood will remove it from you.
The solution is not “more Police”. This is the typical socialist solution, as propounded by the Tories. I do /not want to/ live in a country which has “more police”. This represents failure, a Falling from Grace for a civilisation, and an suggestion that people can only be made “good” by force and threats: the definition of “good” also suffers as a result, as it becomes artificial and at the whim of the police-paymasters.
This way, crime will not be solved until the entire nation consists of “Police”, and we shall all be watching each other.
The solution is /better people/.
Then, political parties will self-hucksterise on the platform of “fewer police”…or even “no police”.
I would like to live in a society where there was no need for “the police”. They sort of morph, into, well, you know, worse kinds of police. And the more money for police, the faster they morph.
/Better people/ will come into being automatically, when socialism fails to be taught as a /MEME/ in “courses”.