lol, Jason, do you live in the US. We blame the police for everything. Its rarely a time people do not blame the police. If there are not enough police how do you fix that problem because manpower isn't something you can just brush off because its inconvenient to your point. In other words, you need someone to blame and the police is always there to fit the bill, no matter if you understand the situation.
I don't see enough people hold police responsible. People like you like to come up with silly excuses for them not doing their job properly. Manpower is not the issue. Not all of them but a good chunk of them are imcompetent.