The crime figures in the Balearics are alarming and our President, Francesc Antich, has made an appeal for more police officers. An estimated 110'000 crimes were committed in the Balearics last year, according to an official report, and this does not take into account the considerable number of minor thefts which went unreported. I have watched the debate on crime in Britain closely and if the Mayor of London feels safer in New York then perhaps he should consider moving. I must say that I agree with Liz Hurley, these days you never see a police officer. You don't see them in London, Palma and in New York you might be lucky enough to sit next to one in a diner. I was amazed to hear an interview with one police representative who said that police officers in Britain don't like patrolling. I must admit that it came as no surprise but surely that is the main part of their job? Too many excuses are being made for the police. The public wants to see the police on the streets not in cars, not back at the police station, but on street corners doing their job, in other words looking out for the law abiding public and acting as a deterrent. I don't care if they've got too much paperwork or that they are too stressed out to do their job, as a taxpayer I want to see them on the streets. Do I feel safer in New York than in London or in Palma? Sensibly speaking I don't think you feel safe anywhere you've always got to be on your guard and in other words watching your back. This was once the job of the police but now this service has been privatised and should be renamed people policing. The solution to crime and to feeling safe is a greater police presence on the streets. It's that simple.