Unfortunately, some of the money for more police will come from the sorely pressed Justice ministry. Briefly quoting the Daily Mail report linked above:
Boosted by better than expected growth forecasts and higher tax receipts, he also abandoned plans to cut police budgets in the wake of the Paris terror attacks.
But he will still implement £18billion of spending cuts to Whitehall departments with transport, business and justice suffering some of the heaviest losses.
So Peter is to be robbed to pay Paul; and the net result is likely to be yet further increases in the sky high U.K. violent crime rates*:
…Which are sky high and rising after the post-Dunblane massacre gun ban.
* Blue columns are taken from the British Crime Survey, red bars are from the Office of National Statistics (ONS).