Further drop in crime suspect rates

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In 2017, again fewer crime suspects were registered by the police than in the previous year. There was a decrease of 11 percent. Since 2012, the number of suspects has dropped by nearly one-third to 170 thousand. Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports this based on new figures related to crime recorded by the police.

The data for total registered crime last year involved 147 underage suspects and 208 adult suspects under the age of 25 per ten thousand inhabitants of the same age ending up on the police radar. The number of younger suspects (under the age of 25) per ten thousand inhabitants has dropped by more than 40 percent since 2012. The number of suspects per inhabitant aged 25 and over has fallen by more than 30 percent.

In 2012, most suspects were 19 years old; this was 18 years in 2017. Last year, the police registered 234 suspects per ten thousand 18-year-olds.

Crime suspects by age (Per 10,000 people of the same age)
 20122017
1255.728
13133.179.5
14228.6138.4
15316.5181.5
16370213
17398.9227.8
18402.4233.6
19412.3230
20388.7221.6
21376205.7
22353.1201.7
23326.9190.4
24302.7176.4
25284.4175.9
26272.8172.3
27257.9168
28243.6165.7
29237.4154.2
30222.6151.4
31214.3150
32205.3148.2
33194.3139.2
34186.1135.9
35181.5131
36169.8128.2
37171.8121.3
38166.8120.8
39163.5111.1
40161.4109.3
41161.5105.2
42156.4102.2
43154.498.2
44148.5100.3
45142.393.8
46139.197.1
47134.192.2
48123.985.3
49122.384.7
50115.180.1
51112.472.8
5210272.3
5396.570.9
5487.361.6
5580.557.3
5678.555.8
5770.953.1
5868.948
5964.144.8
6062.641.5
6157.139.4
6249.937.2
635236.3
6443.233.2
6542.530.8
6638.326.2
6740.124.7
6837.722.1
6935.722.6
7034.621
7132.920
7230.620.3
7326.716.9
7426.918.4
752416.8
7622.516.9
7719.313.7
782115.1
7921.312.7
8019.612.2
8117.111.5
8217.710.5
8317.29.2
8412.17.4
8511.77
8610.37.5
879.36.3
889.44.1
899.54.8

Slightly fewer shoplifting and pickpocket suspects

Between 2012 and 2017, the suspect rate relating to drug and property offences fell less rapidly than the overall suspect rate, which declined by 33 percent. The number of suspects of violent and damage crimes and crimes against public order decreased faster. The suspect rate relating to property offences saw the smallest decline: 27 percent. Among crimes against public order, the number of pickpocket and shoplifting suspects dropped by 11 and 8 percent respectively as of 2012. The number of registered pickpocketing crimes decreased by 44 percent between 2012 and 2017.

Registered suspects by type of offence, 2017 compared to 2012 (% change compared to 2012)
 Change
Vandalism and public order offences-41.8
Violent offences-37.4
Traffic offences-34.3
Total-32.6
Drug offences-27.9
Property offences-27.3
of which:
Pickpocketing-11
Shoplifting-7.6

Most suspects per inhabitant in The Hague

Relative to the total number of inhabitants, most crime suspects resided in The Hague; 175 suspects per ten thousand residents were registered by the police. The city also had the highest crime suspect rate in 2012. Rotterdam takes up second place and Amsterdam eighth place in terms of the relative number of suspects per inhabitant. The top ten is completed by the municipalities of Lelystad, Almere, Leeuwarden, Arnhem, Vlissingen, Heerlen and Helmond. Out of the four major cities, Utrecht registered the lowest crime rate. There were 37 municipalities with more suspects per ten thousand inhabitants.

Registered crime suspects, 2017 ( per 10,000 inhabitants)
 Suspects per 10,000 inhabitants
Aa en Hunze41
Aalburg77
Aalsmeer67
Aalten44
Achtkarspelen82
Alblasserdam63
Albrandswaard102
Alkmaar105
Almelo128
Almere153
Alphen aan den Rijn89
Alphen-Chaam37
Ameland79
Amersfoort98
Amstelveen69
Amsterdam149
Apeldoorn89
Appingedam105
Arnhem152
Assen111
Asten65
Baarle-Nassau45
Baarn73
Barendrecht66
Barneveld65
Bedum33
Beek (L.)63
Beemster57
Beesel47
Bellingwedde69
Berg en Dal66
Bergeijk54
Bergen (L.)59
Bergen (NH.)54
Bergen op Zoom121
Berkelland58
Bernheze51
Best69
Beuningen67
Beverwijk94
Binnenmaas43
Bladel58
Blaricum87
Bloemendaal64
Bodegraven-Reeuwijk78
Boekel62
Borger-Odoorn54
Borne38
Borsele69
Boxmeer42
Boxtel82
Breda104
Brielle70
Bronckhorst32
Brummen49
Brunssum99
Bunnik45
Bunschoten71
Buren76
Capelle aan den IJssel116
Castricum40
Coevorden64
Cranendonck62
Cromstrijen42
Cuijk70
Culemborg90
Dalfsen39
Dantumadiel62
De Bilt59
De Fryske Marren73
De Marne70
De Ronde Venen65
De Wolden40
Delft93
Delfzijl113
Den Helder129
Deurne60
Deventer118
Diemen104
Dinkelland32
Doesburg91
Doetinchem94
Dongen57
Dongeradeel62
Dordrecht139
Drechterland58
Drimmelen52
Dronten66
Druten63
Duiven50
Echt-Susteren58
Edam-Volendam45
Ede83
Eemnes58
Eemsmond84
Eersel54
Eijsden-Margraten50
Eindhoven122
Elburg60
Emmen94
Enkhuizen90
Enschede104
Epe83
Ermelo96
Etten-Leur77
Ferwerderadiel53
Franekeradeel85
Geertruidenberg70
Geldermalsen62
Geldrop-Mierlo97
Gemert-Bakel71
Gennep60
Giessenlanden48
Gilze en Rijen77
Goeree-Overflakkee50
Goes105
Goirle57
Gooise Meren69
Gorinchem105
Gouda116
Grave70
Groningen (gemeente)114
Grootegast61
Gulpen-Wittem37
Haaksbergen51
Haaren56
Haarlem100
Haarlemmerliede en Spaarnwoude77
Haarlemmermeer78
Halderberge67
Hardenberg55
Harderwijk86
Hardinxveld-Giessendam53
Haren55
Harlingen81
Hattem47
Heemskerk68
Heemstede67
Heerde52
Heerenveen86
Heerhugowaard106
Heerlen147
Heeze-Leende49
Heiloo51
Hellendoorn36
Hellevoetsluis93
Helmond142
Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht48
Hengelo (O.)76
het Bildt72
Heumen39
Heusden77
Hillegom66
Hilvarenbeek39
Hilversum94
Hof van Twente49
Hollands Kroon56
Hoogeveen81
Hoogezand-Sappemeer105
Hoorn116
Horst aan de Maas44
Houten53
Huizen84
Hulst77
IJsselstein68
Kaag en Braassem69
Kampen62
Kapelle64
Katwijk95
Kerkrade122
Koggenland55
Kollumerland en Nieuwkruisland65
Korendijk51
Krimpen aan den IJssel65
Krimpenerwaard69
Laarbeek62
Landerd52
Landgraaf94
Landsmeer92
Langedijk75
Lansingerland71
Laren (NH.)45
Leek63
Leerdam78
Leeuwarden152
Leeuwarderadeel53
Leiden97
Leiderdorp70
Leidschendam-Voorburg94
Lelystad158
Leudal56
Leusden59
Lingewaal55
Lingewaard66
Lisse59
Littenseradiel39
Lochem62
Loon op Zand79
Lopik48
Loppersum54
Losser59
Maasdriel84
Maasgouw52
Maassluis82
Maastricht83
Marum57
Medemblik69
Meerssen40
Meierijstad60
Menameradiel64
Menterwolde72
Meppel71
Middelburg (Z.)100
Midden-Delfland46
Midden-Drenthe64
Mill en Sint Hubert40
Moerdijk61
Molenwaard57
Montferland56
Montfoort42
Mook en Middelaar50
Neder-Betuwe63
Nederweert60
Neerijnen72
Nieuwegein103
Nieuwkoop64
Nijkerk76
Nijmegen108
Nissewaard107
Noord-Beveland93
Noordenveld55
Noordoostpolder75
Noordwijk91
Noordwijkerhout76
Nuenen, Gerwen en Nederwetten56
Nunspeet59
Nuth49
Oegstgeest60
Oirschot53
Oisterwijk62
Oldambt102
Oldebroek65
Oldenzaal60
Olst-Wijhe38
Ommen54
Onderbanken74
Oost Gelre70
Oosterhout95
Ooststellingwerf82
Oostzaan73
Opmeer68
Opsterland52
Oss111
Oud-Beijerland58
Oude IJsselstreek51
Ouder-Amstel77
Oudewater42
Overbetuwe81
Papendrecht76
Peel en Maas38
Pekela112
Pijnacker-Nootdorp77
Purmerend94
Putten53
Raalte42
Reimerswaal64
Renkum69
Renswoude66
Reusel-De Mierden55
Rheden89
Rhenen70
Ridderkerk55
Rijnwaarden62
Rijssen-Holten42
Rijswijk (ZH.)108
Roerdalen57
Roermond123
Roosendaal109
Rotterdam168
Rozendaal52
Rucphen98
Schagen59
Scherpenzeel64
Schiedam139
Schiermonnikoog58
Schinnen83
Schouwen-Duiveland73
The Hague (municipality)175
's-Hertogenbosch112
Simpelveld36
Sint Anthonis22
Sint-Michielsgestel57
Sittard-Geleen99
Sliedrecht90
Slochteren61
Sluis93
Smallingerland93
Soest86
Someren61
Son en Breugel49
Stadskanaal88
Staphorst67
Stede Broec56
Steenbergen72
Steenwijkerland80
Stein (L.)60
Stichtse Vecht65
Strijen52
S�dwest-Frysl�n83
Ten Boer45
Terneuzen112
Terschelling63
Texel64
Teylingen76
Tholen61
Tiel130
Tilburg118
Tubbergen35
Twenterand71
Tynaarlo54
Tytsjerksteradiel62
Uden70
Uitgeest59
Uithoorn87
Urk67
Utrecht (gemeente)109
Utrechtse Heuvelrug62
Vaals48
Valkenburg aan de Geul61
Valkenswaard75
Veendam96
Veenendaal82
Veere48
Veldhoven69
Velsen92
Venlo115
Venray82
Vianen70
Vlaardingen110
Vlagtwedde84
Vlieland57
Vlissingen150
Voerendaal56
Voorschoten71
Voorst75
Vught104
Waalre69
Waalwijk92
Waddinxveen72
Wageningen52
Wassenaar78
Waterland46
Weert77
Weesp64
Werkendam59
West Maas en Waal53
Westerveld61
Westervoort94
Westland70
Weststellingwerf71
Westvoorne56
Wierden44
Wijchen56
Wijdemeren60
Wijk bij Duurstede53
Winsum40
Winterswijk78
Woensdrecht76
Woerden57
Wormerland69
Woudenberg50
Woudrichem48
Zaanstad112
Zaltbommel72
Zandvoort116
Zederik52
Zeewolde80
Zeist99
Zevenaar67
Zoetermeer117
Zoeterwoude73
Zuidhorn50
Zuidplas65
Zundert79
Zutphen116
Zwartewaterland59
Zwijndrecht94
Zwolle102

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