I am reading a series of posts by a Canadian blogger who is cycling across Scandanavia. He asks an interesting question – do fewer cars mean fewer cops? The question is not an ideologically fueled one but provoked by an absence of policing which struck him as odd:

It dawns on us that in the ten days of our Scandinavian LostGen2 adventure we have seen exactly four police cars and two uniformed police officers. That is after touring two major cities while cycling some four hundred or so kilometers. I can walk along Danforth Ave. in Toronto–which is a very safe neighbourhood–and see that many police in five minutes. What’s up?

via Cycling Across Scandinavia: Gothenburg to Boras, Sweden Doesn’t Strip : TreeHugger.