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 Hunze3.71357206670431
Aalburg4.34380542185368
Aalsmeer4.20469261939097
Aalten3.78418963391826
Achtkarspelen4.40671924726425
Alblasserdam4.14313472639153
Albrandswaard4.62497281328427
Alkmaar4.65396035015752
Almelo4.85203026391962
Almere5.03043792139244
Alphen aan den Rijn4.48863636973214
Alphen-Chaam3.61091791264422
Ameland4.36944785246702
Amersfoort4.58496747867057
Amstelveen4.23410650459726
Amsterdam5.00394630594546
Apeldoorn4.48863636973214
Appingedam4.65396035015752
Arnhem5.02388052084628
Assen4.70953020131233
Asten4.17438726989564
Baarle-Nassau3.80666248977032
Baarn4.29045944114839
Barendrecht4.18965474202643
Barneveld4.17438726989564
Bedum3.49650756146648
Beek (L.)4.14313472639153
Beemster4.04305126783455
Beesel3.85014760171006
Bellingwedde4.23410650459726
Berg en Dal4.18965474202643
Bergeijk3.98898404656427
Bergen (L.)4.07753744390572
Bergen (NH.)3.98898404656427
Bergen op Zoom4.79579054559674
Berkelland4.06044301054642
Bernheze3.93182563272433
Best4.23410650459726
Beuningen4.20469261939097
Beverwijk4.54329478227
Binnenmaas3.76120011569356
Bladel4.06044301054642
Blaricum4.46590811865458
Bloemendaal4.15888308335967
Bodegraven-Reeuwijk4.35670882668959
Boekel4.12713438504509
Borger-Odoorn3.98898404656427
Borne3.63758615972639
Borsele4.23410650459726
Boxmeer3.73766961828337
Boxtel4.40671924726425
Breda4.64439089914137
Brielle4.24849524204936
Bronckhorst3.46573590279973
Brummen3.89182029811063
Brunssum4.59511985013459
Bunnik3.80666248977032
Bunschoten4.26267987704132
Buren4.33073334028633
Capelle aan den IJssel4.75359019110636
Castricum3.68887945411394
Coevorden4.15888308335967
Cranendonck4.12713438504509
Cromstrijen3.73766961828337
Cuijk4.24849524204936
Culemborg4.49980967033027
Dalfsen3.66356164612965
Dantumadiel4.12713438504509
De Bilt4.07753744390572
De Fryske Marren4.29045944114839
De Marne4.24849524204936
De Ronde Venen4.17438726989564
De Wolden3.68887945411394
Delft4.53259949315326
Delfzijl4.72738781871234
Den Helder4.85981240436167
Deurne4.0943445622221
Deventer4.77068462446567
Diemen4.64439089914137
Dinkelland3.46573590279973
Doesburg4.51085950651685
Doetinchem4.54329478227
Dongen4.04305126783455
Dongeradeel4.12713438504509
Dordrecht4.93447393313069
Drechterland4.06044301054642
Drimmelen3.95124371858143
Dronten4.18965474202643
Druten4.14313472639153
Duiven3.91202300542815
Echt-Susteren4.06044301054642
Edam-Volendam3.80666248977032
Ede4.4188406077966
Eemnes4.06044301054642
Eemsmond4.43081679884331
Eersel3.98898404656427
Eijsden-Margraten3.91202300542815
Eindhoven4.80402104473326
Elburg4.0943445622221
Emmen4.54329478227
Enkhuizen4.49980967033027
Enschede4.64439089914137
Epe4.4188406077966
Ermelo4.56434819146784
Etten-Leur4.34380542185368
Ferwerderadiel3.97029191355212
Franekeradeel4.44265125649032
Geertruidenberg4.24849524204936
Geldermalsen4.12713438504509
Geldrop-Mierlo4.57471097850338
Gemert-Bakel4.26267987704132
Gennep4.0943445622221
Giessenlanden3.87120101090789
Gilze en Rijen4.34380542185368
Goeree-Overflakkee3.91202300542815
Goes4.65396035015752
Goirle4.04305126783455
Gooise Meren4.23410650459726
Gorinchem4.65396035015752
Gouda4.75359019110636
Grave4.24849524204936
Groningen (gemeente)4.7361984483945
Grootegast4.11087386417331
Gulpen-Wittem3.61091791264422
Haaksbergen3.93182563272433
Haaren4.02535169073515
Haarlem4.60517018598809
Haarlemmerliede en Spaarnwoude4.34380542185368
Haarlemmermeer4.35670882668959
Halderberge4.20469261939097
Hardenberg4.00733318523247
Harderwijk4.45434729625351
Hardinxveld-Giessendam3.97029191355212
Haren4.00733318523247
Harlingen4.39444915467244
Hattem3.85014760171006
Heemskerk4.21950770517611
Heemstede4.20469261939097
Heerde3.95124371858143
Heerenveen4.45434729625351
Heerhugowaard4.66343909411207
Heerlen4.99043258677874
Heeze-Leende3.89182029811063
Heiloo3.93182563272433
Hellendoorn3.58351893845611
Hellevoetsluis4.53259949315326
Helmond4.95582705760126
Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht3.87120101090789
Hengelo (O.)4.33073334028633
het Bildt4.27666611901606
Heumen3.66356164612965
Heusden4.34380542185368
Hillegom4.18965474202643
Hilvarenbeek3.66356164612965
Hilversum4.54329478227
Hof van Twente3.89182029811063
Hollands Kroon4.02535169073515
Hoogeveen4.39444915467244
Hoogezand-Sappemeer4.65396035015752
Hoorn4.75359019110636
Horst aan de Maas3.78418963391826
Houten3.97029191355212
Huizen4.43081679884331
Hulst4.34380542185368
IJsselstein4.21950770517611
Kaag en Braassem4.23410650459726
Kampen4.12713438504509
Kapelle4.15888308335967
Katwijk4.55387689160054
Kerkrade4.80402104473326
Koggenland4.00733318523247
Kollumerland en Nieuwkruisland4.17438726989564
Korendijk3.93182563272433
Krimpen aan den IJssel4.17438726989564
Krimpenerwaard4.23410650459726
Laarbeek4.12713438504509
Landerd3.95124371858143
Landgraaf4.54329478227
Landsmeer4.52178857704904
Langedijk4.31748811353631
Lansingerland4.26267987704132
Laren (NH.)3.80666248977032
Leek4.14313472639153
Leerdam4.35670882668959
Leeuwarden5.02388052084628
Leeuwarderadeel3.97029191355212
Leiden4.57471097850338
Leiderdorp4.24849524204936
Leidschendam-Voorburg4.54329478227
Lelystad5.06259503302697
Leudal4.02535169073515
Leusden4.07753744390572
Lingewaal4.00733318523247
Lingewaard4.18965474202643
Lisse4.07753744390572
Littenseradiel3.66356164612965
Lochem4.12713438504509
Loon op Zand4.36944785246702
Lopik3.87120101090789
Loppersum3.98898404656427
Losser4.07753744390572
Maasdriel4.43081679884331
Maasgouw3.95124371858143
Maassluis4.40671924726425
Maastricht4.4188406077966
Marum4.04305126783455
Medemblik4.23410650459726
Meerssen3.68887945411394
Meierijstad4.0943445622221
Menameradiel4.15888308335967
Menterwolde4.27666611901606
Meppel4.26267987704132
Middelburg (Z.)4.60517018598809
Midden-Delfland3.8286413964891
Midden-Drenthe4.15888308335967
Mill en Sint Hubert3.68887945411394
Moerdijk4.11087386417331
Molenwaard4.04305126783455
Montferland4.02535169073515
Montfoort3.73766961828337
Mook en Middelaar3.91202300542815
Neder-Betuwe4.14313472639153
Nederweert4.0943445622221
Neerijnen4.27666611901606
Nieuwegein4.63472898822964
Nieuwkoop4.15888308335967
Nijkerk4.33073334028633
Nijmegen4.68213122712422
Nissewaard4.67282883446191
Noord-Beveland4.53259949315326
Noordenveld4.00733318523247
Noordoostpolder4.31748811353631
Noordwijk4.51085950651685
Noordwijkerhout4.33073334028633
Nuenen, Gerwen en Nederwetten4.02535169073515
Nunspeet4.07753744390572
Nuth3.89182029811063
Oegstgeest4.0943445622221
Oirschot3.97029191355212
Oisterwijk4.12713438504509
Oldambt4.62497281328427
Oldebroek4.17438726989564
Oldenzaal4.0943445622221
Olst-Wijhe3.63758615972639
Ommen3.98898404656427
Onderbanken4.30406509320417
Oost Gelre4.24849524204936
Oosterhout4.55387689160054
Ooststellingwerf4.40671924726425
Oostzaan4.29045944114839
Opmeer4.21950770517611
Opsterland3.95124371858143
Oss4.70953020131233
Oud-Beijerland4.06044301054642
Oude IJsselstreek3.93182563272433
Ouder-Amstel4.34380542185368
Oudewater3.73766961828337
Overbetuwe4.39444915467244
Papendrecht4.33073334028633
Peel en Maas3.63758615972639
Pekela4.71849887129509
Pijnacker-Nootdorp4.34380542185368
Purmerend4.54329478227
Putten3.97029191355212
Raalte3.73766961828337
Reimerswaal4.15888308335967
Renkum4.23410650459726
Renswoude4.18965474202643
Reusel-De Mierden4.00733318523247
Rheden4.48863636973214
Rhenen4.24849524204936
Ridderkerk4.00733318523247
Rijnwaarden4.12713438504509
Rijssen-Holten3.73766961828337
Rijswijk (ZH.)4.68213122712422
Roerdalen4.04305126783455
Roermond4.81218435537242
Roosendaal4.69134788222914
Rotterdam5.12396397940326
Rozendaal3.95124371858143
Rucphen4.58496747867057
Schagen4.07753744390572
Scherpenzeel4.15888308335967
Schiedam4.93447393313069
Schiermonnikoog4.06044301054642
Schinnen4.4188406077966
Schouwen-Duiveland4.29045944114839
The Hague (municipality)5.16478597392351
's-Hertogenbosch4.71849887129509
Simpelveld3.58351893845611
Sint Anthonis3.09104245335832
Sint-Michielsgestel4.04305126783455
Sittard-Geleen4.59511985013459
Sliedrecht4.49980967033027
Slochteren4.11087386417331
Sluis4.53259949315326
Smallingerland4.53259949315326
Soest4.45434729625351
Someren4.11087386417331
Son en Breugel3.89182029811063
Stadskanaal4.47733681447821
Staphorst4.20469261939097
Stede Broec4.02535169073515
Steenbergen4.27666611901606
Steenwijkerland4.38202663467388
Stein (L.)4.0943445622221
Stichtse Vecht4.17438726989564
Strijen3.95124371858143
S�dwest-Frysl�n4.4188406077966
Ten Boer3.80666248977032
Terneuzen4.71849887129509
Terschelling4.14313472639153
Texel4.15888308335967
Teylingen4.33073334028633
Tholen4.11087386417331
Tiel4.86753445045558
Tilburg4.77068462446567
Tubbergen3.55534806148941
Twenterand4.26267987704132
Tynaarlo3.98898404656427
Tytsjerksteradiel4.12713438504509
Uden4.24849524204936
Uitgeest4.07753744390572
Uithoorn4.46590811865458
Urk4.20469261939097
Utrecht (gemeente)4.69134788222914
Utrechtse Heuvelrug4.12713438504509
Vaals3.87120101090789
Valkenburg aan de Geul4.11087386417331
Valkenswaard4.31748811353631
Veendam4.56434819146784
Veenendaal4.40671924726425
Veere3.87120101090789
Veldhoven4.23410650459726
Velsen4.52178857704904
Venlo4.74493212836325
Venray4.40671924726425
Vianen4.24849524204936
Vlaardingen4.70048036579242
Vlagtwedde4.43081679884331
Vlieland4.04305126783455
Vlissingen5.01063529409626
Voerendaal4.02535169073515
Voorschoten4.26267987704132
Voorst4.31748811353631
Vught4.64439089914137
Waalre4.23410650459726
Waalwijk4.52178857704904
Waddinxveen4.27666611901606
Wageningen3.95124371858143
Wassenaar4.35670882668959
Waterland3.8286413964891
Weert4.34380542185368
Weesp4.15888308335967
Werkendam4.07753744390572
West Maas en Waal3.97029191355212
Westerveld4.11087386417331
Westervoort4.54329478227
Westland4.24849524204936
Weststellingwerf4.26267987704132
Westvoorne4.02535169073515
Wierden3.78418963391826
Wijchen4.02535169073515
Wijdemeren4.0943445622221
Wijk bij Duurstede3.97029191355212
Winsum3.68887945411394
Winterswijk4.35670882668959
Woensdrecht4.33073334028633
Woerden4.04305126783455
Wormerland4.23410650459726
Woudenberg3.91202300542815
Woudrichem3.87120101090789
Zaanstad4.71849887129509
Zaltbommel4.27666611901606
Zandvoort4.75359019110636
Zederik3.95124371858143
Zeewolde4.38202663467388
Zeist4.59511985013459
Zevenaar4.20469261939097
Zoetermeer4.76217393479776
Zoeterwoude4.29045944114839
Zuidhorn3.91202300542815
Zuidplas4.17438726989564
Zundert4.36944785246702
Zutphen4.75359019110636
Zwartewaterland4.07753744390572
Zwijndrecht4.54329478227
Zwolle4.62497281328427

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