Is that where political leadership helps?
So we are entering night four of the disturbances, lootings, thefts, muggings and arson but the big difference is that the police are more prepared and have many more people available.
My guess as well is that those policemen on the ground will feel a little less demoralised as has been evident on previous evenings.
This is where the arrival back in the UK of Cameron and Boris is so important. Their presence together with the emergency commons sitting on Thursday, sends out a strong message.
Will we see less tonight? Who knows?