H/T: Gates of Vienna
The aim is to force Councils and Police Authorities to pay. This will lead negligent Council Officers and Police chiefs to get demoted and sidelined, and investigation of these crimes to be taken seriously. And force them to move from turning a blind eye, to actively investigating for such crimes.
This in turn should lead them to detect more of them, which will put further pressure on them to pursue such cases harder, and so on.