Security and justice

Security and justice

In 2018, 46 percent of the inhabitants of St Eustatius experienced nuisance in their own neighbourhood, versus as much as 86 percent in 2013.

Mobile phone users indicate they are less likely to have security software installed on their device than computer users.

In 2017 there were 158 victims of murder and manslaughter in the Netherlands, including 112 men and 46 women. There were 108 victims in 2016.

The number of asylum seekers and following family members from Turkey rose from 185 to 330 between Q1 and Q2 2018. They represented the third largest group, after Syrians and Eritreans.

In 2017, disrespectful behaviour was encountered relatively most often by women between the ages of 18 to 24 years

In 2017, the Netherlands welcomed more than 2,265 invited refugees. Many of these refugees were able to settle in the Netherlands as part of the EU-Turkey Statement of 18 March 2016.

Highly educated people often have a higher level of well-being than lower educated people but are more often victims of crime.

Of all employed persons in 2016, 1.6 percent (133 thousand persons) were security employees.

Out of the asylum seekers who obtained a residence permit in 2014, 11 percent were in work after 30 months; 84 percent of status holders were benefit recipients.

Residents of Bonaire felt safer in 2017 than in 2013.

In 2017, 23% fewer crime victims than in 2012. Police recorded crime per inhabitant dropped by 30%.

In 2017, fewer crime suspects were registered by the police than in 2016: a decrease of 11 percent.

The Netherlands received 16,145 first asylum requests in 2017; 14,490 following family members arrived

The Netherlands received 4.4 thousand asylum seekers and 2.3 thousand following relatives in Q3 2017.

The crime rate has fallen since 2007: fewer registrations, suspects, criminal court cases and victims.

In 2016, around one-quarter of all cybercrime cases was reported. This number is lower than four years previously.

Over 20 percent of businesses had to deal with the consequences of cyber attacks in 2016.

There were 34 fewer bankruptcies in July than in June 2017.

Many Syrians and Eritreans have a residence permit and housing, but most depend on social welfare.

In Jan-Mar 2017, 4 thousand asylum seekers and 5.3 thousand following family members arrived in the Netherlands.

In 2016, one in five underage asylum seekers travelled unaccompanied. The majority came from Eritrea.

There were fewer asylum applicants and following relatives of asylum statusholders in January 2017.

Over half of young asylum seekers in 2016 were from Syria.

November had more asylum requests by relatives and slightly fewer first-time applications than in October.

The Annual Report on Integration 2016 gives an overview of various population groups with a migrant background.

3.5 thousand asylum seekers and relatives registered in October of whom 390 from Morocco and 270 from Algeria.

In September 2016 more than 3 thousand asylum seekers and following relatives arrived in the Netherlands.

In August this year 2,385 asylum seekers and following relatives were registered in the Netherlands.

In total 2,085 people registered as asylum seekers or following family members in the Netherlands in July.

The number of bankruptcies decreased by 16 in July 2016 relative to June.

Statistics Netherlands exploring indicators to monitor progress on the Sustainable Development Goals set for 2030

in June this year 1,480 asylum seekers and following family members were registered in the Netherlands.

The recent launch of The Hague Humanity Hub

One in five underage asylum seekers arriving in the Netherlands last year were not accompanied by an adult relative.

In May 2016, 1,420 asylum seekers were registered, slightly more than in April but less than in May last year.

Immigration from Syria has risen since the end of 2015.

Again fewer bankruptcies

In March this year 1,675 individuals were registered as asylum seekers or family members

In February 2016 nearly 2,500 individuals were registered as asylum seekers or as following family members.

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the number of bankruptcies increased by 82 in February 2016 relative to January 2015. Over the past six months the number of bankruptcies has increased almost continuously. Most bankruptcies were filed in the trade sector.

In 2015, fire station control rooms received a total of 234 thousand reports of incident, slightly more than in 2014. Over half of these cases were fire emergencies, the other calls were requests for assistance. The frequency of fire alarm call-outs by control rooms went up by 14 percent over 2015.

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that - after four months of increase - the number of bankruptcies fell by 27 in January 2016 relative to December 2015. Most bankruptcies were filed in the trade sector.

In 2015 a total of 56.9 thousand asylum seekers and following family members applying to be reunited with their families were registered in the Netherlands.

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the number of bankruptcies rose by 1 in November 2015 relative to October. Most bankruptcies were filed in the trade sector.

In 2014, total spending on security in the Netherlands amounted to approximately 13 billion euros. Security expenditure increased up until 2012 inclusive but showed a slight decline after that. Average spending per capita last year was slightly over 750 euros.

In October 2015, the number of newly registered asylum seekers and family members joining asylum seekers increased to 11.7 thousand, more than in any other previous month. The total in September was 8.4 thousand. Over half came from Syria.

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that, adjusted for court session days, the number of bankruptcies, declined by 7 in September 2015 relative to August, thus reaching the lowest level since October 2008. The downward trend in bankruptcies continues.

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the number of bankruptcies, adjusted for the number of court session days, declined by 113 in August 2015 from July. The number of bankruptcies is at its lowest level since October 2008.

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the number of bankruptcies, adjusted for the number of court session days, was approximately the same in July 2015 as in June.

According to Statistics Netherlands, the number of bankruptcies of businesses and institutions corrected for the number of court session days in June 2015 was down 35 from May.

According to Statistics Netherlands, 370 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt in May this year, i.e. 84 down from the preceding month.

In 2014, the number of asylum seekers in the European Union increased by more than 40 percent relative to 2013. In the Netherlands, nearly 22 thousand people submitted requests for asylum, more than twice as many as in 2013.

According to Statistics Netherlands, 446 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt in April this year, i.e. 198 less than in the preceding month.

According to Statistics Netherlands, 614 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt in March this year, i.e. 134 more than in the preceding month.

More and more individuals aged 45 and older are involved in debt restructuring procedures, whereas the number of under-45s involved in debt restructuring procedures is declining. Divorce and loss of income are the two most common reasons why people are admitted in court-ordered debt repayment schemes. Older age categories more often than younger people have to deal with this situation, as Statistics Netherlands announced today.

In 2013 nearly one in five registered crime suspects was a foreigner. Over half of this group, one in ten crime suspects, had no fixed abode within the Netherlands. They were tourists, seasonal labourers, illegal residents and traveling criminal gangs. There has been a sharp increase in the number of Eastern Eur0pean suspects since 2007.

According to Statistics Netherlands, 534 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt in October 2014. The number of bankruptcies was about the same as in September, despite the fact that October had one court session day less than September.

On average, a woman who got divorced in 2013 and was entitled to alimony received 980 euros a month. This so-called partner alimony has decreased marginally since 2009. In the period 2001–2009, the partner alimony amount was raised substantially each year.

According to Statistics Netherlands, 524 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt in September 2014, 59 more than in the preceding month. The increase was caused by the fact that September had one court session day more than August.

More than one in ten people in the Netherlands think the risk of having their homes broken into is (very) high. The share has risen in recent years, in particular among people living in rural areas and over-65s. Yet, these groups are the least afraid burglary. The increase is remarkable, because the amount of victims of (attempted) burglary has barely risen.

According to Statistics Netherlands, 621 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt in July 2014, i.e. nearly 160 more than in the preceding month.

The number of asylum requests has grown dramatically in recent months. In the first six months of 2014, twice as many asylum seekers came to the Netherlands as in the same period last year. In fact, it is the highest number since the first half of 2001.

For many years, the growth rate of the value of goods exported to fast-growing economies has been higher than the growth rate of exports to Europe, but the share of European countries in total Dutch exports remains much larger than the share of exports to emerging markets.

Residents of the south part of the Netherlands are more active in crime prevention than people living elsewhere. They look better after their possessions and their homes are better protected. People in the south feel less safe at home than people living in other regions.

According to Statistics Netherlands, 464 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt in June 2013, i.e. 88 fewer than in May 2014 and the lowest number in three years.

In 2013, more than 25 per cent of the population in the Caribbean Netherlands felt sometimes unsafe. Half of the population is of the opinion that there is no crime and 40 per cent that there is little crime in their own neighbourhood.

One in ten Dutch people indicated they are bothered by loitering teens, drunks and/or other forms of social nuisance in their neighbourhood. Loitering teens were seen as the greatest nuisance, particularly in the larger Dutch cities.

In May this year, 551 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt, i.e. 165 fewer than in April 2014. The drop in the number of bankruptcies is partly due to the extra day courts were in session in April.

The number of victims of online shopping fraud has risen last year relative to 2012. The number of bank, cash and credit card skimming crimes declined. Few victims of this type of criminal offence bothered to notify the police.

In 2012, 66 thousand young people in the age category 12-24 were arrested on suspicion of having committed at least one criminal offence, i.e. a reduction by nearly one third relative to 2007. The most substantial reduction occurred among underage suspects. Proportionally, most young people arrested by the police are living in the major cities.

In April this year, 700 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt, i.e. 174 up from March 2014.

In March this year, 521 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt, i.e. nearly 100 down from February 2014. The number of bankruptcies was reduced by more than one quarter relative to March 2013.

Last year, 12.3 thousand persons were admitted by the court to debt restructuring schemes, a decrease by 10 percent from 2012. They were mainly private individuals. After several years of growth, the number of debt restructuring arrangements has been in decline since 2012.

In 2013, the police registered 640 thousand thefts, i.e. 38 per thousand residents.

In February this year, 606 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt, i.e. 11 more than in January.

In 2013, one in five residents aged 15 years and older indicated they had been victims of common crime (violent crimes, crimes against property and vandalism) during the past year. The proportion was the same as in 2012. In recent years, the number of victims has fallen marginally, as the annually published Safety Monitor, a joint publication by Statistics Netherlands, the Ministry of Security and Justice, the National Police Force and municipalities shows. The Safety Monitor deals with citizens’ experiences and perceptions with respect safety rather than with the registration of crime by the police.

In January 2014, 589 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt, i.e. 6 fewer than in December 2013.

Last year, 14.4 thousand asylum seekers came to the Netherlands, nearly 5 thousand more than in 2012. Among the asylum seekers arriving in the Netherlands in 2013 were more Syrians and Somali women and children, but the number is relatively low compared to the 1990s.

Last year, 12,306 bankruptcies were filed; 10 percent more than in 2012. This is the highest number since bankruptcies were first tracked in 1951, but the increase was smaller in the latter half of 2013 than in the first half, as the latest figures released by Statistics Netherlands show.

In December last year, 595 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt, i.e. 13 more than in November.

In 2012, Dutch civil courts dealt with nearly 1.1 million new cases, i.e. a decrease by 75 thousand relative to record year 2010. The number of summons cases declined notably.

In November this year, 576 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt, the lowest level so far in 2013.

In 2012, the number of fire alarms and the number of requests for assistance were down relative to 2011. The average call-out response time remained the same.

Spending on crime prevention and fighting crime, corruption and harassment topped 13 billion euros in 2012. This comes to 780 euros per person. Spending on security has been about the same since 2009.

In October this year, 743 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt, i.e. 147 more than in September when the number of bankruptcies reached the lowest level so far in 2013.

In 2012, 3 percent of the Dutch population aged 15 years or older reported that they had been a victim of online fraud when buying or selling goods or services online. This is the equivalent of nearly 370 thousand people. Young people and people with intermediate and higher education levels were especially likely to be casualties of fraud when trading online.

In September this year, 595 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt, fewer than in August and the lowest number of bankruptcies so far in 2013, although still 7 percent up from September 2012.

Last year, 1.5 percent in the Dutch population aged 15 years and older (more than 200 thousand individuals) fell victim to identity fraud while using ticket machines, cash dispensers or browsing the internet.

In August this year, 608 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt, the lowest level in 2013 so far, although the number of bankruptcies was 19 percent up from August 2012.

Approximately 500 refugees are invited each by the government to settle in the Netherlands. Over the past half decade, many refugees have arrived from countries like Iraq, Myanmar and Ethiopia.

In July this year, 779 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt, i.e. an increase by more than 100 relative to June.

In 2012 over 10 percent of the 15 to 18 year-olds were bullied online. Slander and malicious gossip are most common, followed by stalking, threat and blackmail. Most victims do not report this to the police or other authorities.

In June this year, 672 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt. The number is considerably lower than in May.

In the first six months of 2013, a record number of corporate and institutional bankruptcies were filed. According to the latest figures released by Statistics Netherlands, 4 in every 10 bankruptcies were recorded in the sectors construction or trade.

Dutch police recorded 5 percent fewer criminal offences in 2012 than in 2011. Registered crime in the Netherlands has been showing a downward trend for a number of years now. However, the number of housebreaking and pickpocketing offences did rise again.

Homosexual men and women feel less safe than heterosexuals. They are also more often the victims of common crime and experience more disrespectful treatment.

In May, 796 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt. This is the highest number since the time series started, in 1981.

In April this year, 682 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt, a decrease by 28 from March.

Approximately one quarter of young people became victims of crime in 2012. Young men are more often victims of violent crimes than young women.

Last year, 13.8 thousand debt management plans were imposed by Dutch courts. After two years of dramatic increase, the number declined marginally in 2012. Three quarters of DMPs concluded in 2012 ended debt free.

In March this year, 709 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, i.e. 50 down from February, when the number of bankruptcies was at an all-time high.

In February this year, 755 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt. This is the highest monthly number ever recorded.

In 2012 just over one in eight Dutch people aged 15 years or older reported that in the preceding twelve months they had been the victim of cybercrime such computer hacking and online bullying.

According to the police, 262 thousand persons were once or more than once suspected of criminal activities in 2011, a decline by 20 percent relative to 2007. The crime rate fell noticeably among native Dutch and young people.

In 2011, 500 unaccompanied foreign minors arrived in the Netherlands, i.e. 200 down from 2010. More than half were Afghan nationals.

By the end of September last year, the parents of nearly 40 thousand under age youths – more than one and a half times as many as a decade ago – were (partly) deprived of parental authority.

In January this year, 715 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt. The number of bankruptcies remains high.

An unprecedented total of 11,235 businesses and natural persons were declared bankrupt last year, an increase by 18 percent relative to 2011.

In December 2012, 552 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, versus 581 in November.

In November, 564 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, as against 698 in October. In the first eleven months of this year, 6,804 businesses and institutions went bankrupt, i.e. an increase by more than 20 percent relative to the first eleven months of 2011.

The Dutch public were more positive about the police in the municipality where they lived in 2011. People were more satisfied than in 2010 in terms of their contact with the police as well as how the police functioned. Their opinions on the availability of the police also improved, both in cities and in more rural areas.

Administrative law judges in the Netherlands disposed of 5 percent more cases in 2011 than in 2010. In one in five cases the judge awarded in favour of the plaintiff. One in three cases were withdrawn before the judge delivered a verdict.

In October, 703 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, i.e. nearly 150 more than in September.

Fewer and fewer people in the Netherlands encounter disrespectful behaviour. Discourteous attitudes among shop staff and public employees in particular have decreased

Babies born to unmarried couples are increasingly being officially acknowledged by their fathers in the year they are born. Nine in ten babies born to unmarried parents in 2011 were acknowledged in the same year. The number of paternity acknowledgments has also risen substantially, mainly because more and more children are born outside marriage.

In 2011 the courts ordered partner alimony payments in almost one in six divorces. This is slightly less than a decade ago, but the amounts involved are higher. There has not been much change in child alimony during this period.

In 2011 372 thousand crime suspects were registered. That was nearly 3 percent less than the year before.

Victims of frequently occurring crimes feel less safe than non-victims for a number of years. Victims also avoid unsafe locations more than non-victims. In addition, more of them think they will be a victim again than non-victims.

In September, 553 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, i.e. nearly 40 more than in August. The number of bankruptcies was also slightly higher than in September 2011, when 527 businesses and institutions were declared bankrupt.

In August, 507 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, i.e. nearly 220 fewer than in July.

In July, 725 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, an exceptionally high number on a monthly basis. The number of bankruptcies has soared in the first seven months of 2012.

The public at large supports the way in which the police operate, but this does not imply that Dutch citizens blindly obey the police and always support police actions and follow their instructions.

The police registered 1.19 million crimes last year, about as many as in 2010. More than half were thefts or burglaries.

In June, 610 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt. Over the first six months of 2012, the number of bankruptcies soared.

In May, 681 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, as against 594 in April.

Last year, 560 children (the lowest number since 1965) were adopted in the Netherlands versus 720 in 2010.

In recent years, fewer people were annoyed by graffiti on walls and buildings, vandalised bus and tram shelters and dog droppings in their neighbourhood. The decline was observed in urban as well as rural areas.

The number of child adoptions by partners is nearly four times as high as in 2000. This is predominantly due to so-called partner adoptions in female same-sex couples.

In March, 615 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt versus 622 in February.

Last year, 15 thousand court orders for debt repayment were pronounced, an increase by nearly 30 percent relative to 2010. The increase recorded since mid-2009 continues rapidly.

In February this year, 610 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, i.e. 70 fewer than in January.

Last year, 11.6 thousand people submitted requests for asylum in the Netherlands, 13 percent fewer than in 2010.

The proportion of Dutch aged 15 years and older who occasionally felt unsafe in 2011 was marginally lower than one year previously. The proportion who reported they had been victims of common crime hardly changed last year.

In January this year, 680 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, an increase by more than 160 relative to December last year.

According to the latest figures 9,531 bankruptcies were filed last year, approximately as many as in 2010.

In December 2011, 519 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, a decline by 114 relative to November.

In December 2011, 520 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, a decline by 113 relative to November.

In November 2011, 633 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, 108 more than in October.

Young people without basic qualification are much more often heard by the police than those who have graduated from secondary vocational education level 2 (mbo-2) or higher. Unemployed school drop-outs in particular are relatively often heard by the police.

In November 2011, 610 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, 85 more than in October.

In October 2011, 525 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, approximately the same number as in September.

Nearly 41 thousand fires were registered last year; 23 thousand were outside fires. The number of outside fires has not been this low since the late 1980s.

In September 2011, 529 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, approximately 30 more than in August.

In September 2011, 530 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, approximately 30 more than in August.

In August this year, 504 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, approximately 40 more than in July. The number of bankruptcies remained stable relative to August 2010.

In August this year, 510 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, nearly 50 more than in July.

Political and social upheaval in the Arab region have lead to 7.6 thousand asylum applications in the first four months of this year in the countries of the European Union (EU), nearly twice as many as in the same period in 2010, when 4 thousand asylum applications were submitted. The number of asylum seekers did not increase in the Netherlands.

Last year, 672 children were adopted by Dutch parents, approximately as many as in 2009, but considerably fewer than in record year 2004, when 1,378 children were adopted.

In July this year, 460 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, slightly more than in June.

In the first six months of this year, 3 thousand businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt, a decline by 7 percent relative to the same period last year. The number of company bankruptcies was reduced in nearly all sectors.

In 2010, 105 thousand people in the Netherlands were made redundant. The number of compulsory redundancies was higher in 2009, at 122 thousand.

In June this year, 437 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, 121 fewer than in May.

In June this year, 440 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, 117 less than in May.

In May this year, 557 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, 114 more than in April.

In May this year, 560 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, 117 more than in April.

In April this year, 443 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, nearly 100 fewer than in March.

On average, the Dutch evaluate the safety of their neighbourhood as quite satisfactory.

In April this year, 445 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, nearly 100 fewer than in March.

In March, 540 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, nearly 20 more than in February.

The police spent more than 2.4 billion euro in 2009 on investigation activities, i.e. an increase by 12 percent relative to 2005. The police registered a 7 percent increase in offences from 2005, but the number of crimes solved by the police in 2009 dropped by 5 percent.

The departure time of Dutch fire services has improved further in 2009. On average, it takes 5 minutes for fire engines to leave the station after a fire alarm has been received.

Last year, the number of debt management plans (DMPs) imposed by Dutch courts has grown by more than a quarter relative to 2009. The number of DMPs increased markedly in the fourth quarter of 2010.

In February, 535 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, nearly 50 more than in January.

The proportion of Dutch aged 15 years and older who report to have beenvictims of common crimes like vandalism, violence and property offences hasbeen reduced marginally last year to just over 25 percent, more or less thesame proportion as in 2008.

Last year, 13.3 thousand asylum applications were submitted in the Netherlands, i.e. a decline by 11 percent relative to 2009. The top 3 of countries of origin of asylum seekers has not changed relative to 2009.

Last year, 9.6 thousand bankruptcies were filed, i.e. 9 percent fewer than in 2009.

In January this year, 490 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt.

Nearly 12.5 billion euro, i.e. 2.2 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) was spent on prevention and combat of crime, urban decay and inconvenience in 2009, an increase by 4 percent relative to 2008.

In December last year, 435 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt. The number of bankruptcies in December was considerably lower than in November, when 579 bankruptcies were filed. In October and November, the number of bankruptcies had still increased.

Since the introduction of adoption legislation in 1956, more than 55 thousand children have been adopted in the Netherlands.

In November 2010, 580 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt. The number of bankruptcies is quite a lot higher than in October, when 537 business and institutions went bankrupt.

In October 2010, 535 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt. The number of bankruptcies is considerably higher than in September, when 458 business and institutions went bankrupt.

Most crimes experienced by the Dutch population are not reported to the police. Victims report only about a third of offences to the police and only a quarter are actually officially recorded.

In September this year, 450 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, a decrease by 60 relative to August.

Residents of multicultural neighbourhoods are relatively positive about police performance.

In August this year, 530 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, an increase by 25 relative to July. The number of bankruptcies was more than 10 higher than in August 2009.

Last year, 31.7 thousand marriages were dissolved in Dutch courts, slightly fewer than in 2008, when 32.9 divorces were legally terminated. The decrease appears to be temporary as the number of divorces increased again over the first six months of 2010.

The number of court-ordered debt restructuring schemes pronounced in accordance with the Act on Debt Management Natural Persons was 20 percent higher in the first half of 2010 than in the first half of 2009.

Over the first six months of 2010, the number of bankruptcy declarations dropped by 6.7 percent relative to the same period in 2009. The number of private individuals and one-man businesses declared bankrupt declined by 5 percent and the number of companies and institutions declared bankrupt declined by 7.5 percent relative to one year previously. Altogether, nearly 1.8 thousand private individuals and one-man businesses and more than 3.2 thousand companies and institutions went bankrupt.

Residents of the four major cities in the Netherlands are least likely to feel safe in their own neighbourhood. City centres in particular make people feel uneasy.

In July this year, 500 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, a decrease by nearly 170 relative to June.

In June this year, 635 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, an increase by more than 230 relative to May.

Dutch police forces recorded more than 1 million criminal offences in 2009. This puts registered crime at the same level as in the previous year.

In 2009, one in every forty women were subject to unwelcome sexual advances; 20 percent occurred in the workplace. Only 10 percent were reported to the police.

In May this year, 420 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, a decline by more than 70 relative to April. May is the second month in a row to show a significant decline in bankruptcies.

Nearly 2 thousand people convicted of a criminal offence in the Netherlands applied for amnesty in 2009. This is half the number who applied ten years ago.

In April this year, 485 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt.

Last year, the Dutch population aged 15 years and older faced 6.3 million offences, an increase by 0.4 million relative to the preceding year.

In recent years, fewer children were adopted in the Netherlands. Over the period 2004-2008, the number of adoptions was almost reduced by half.

In March this year, 640 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt, i.e. an increase by more than 70 compared to the preceding month.

Although the media and the public are mostly interested in criminal court cases, the number of cases heard by civil court judges is much higher. Dutch civil courts handled 1 million cases in 2008, more than 1.5 times as many as in 2001.

In February this year, 560 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt. The number of bankruptcies increased by more than 70 compared to January.

The number of debt management plans imposed by Dutch courts was 19 percent higher in the fourth quarter of last year than twelve months previously.

More than 10.5 thousand bankruptcies were filed in 2009, the highest number ever in the span of one year. The bankruptcy rate was particularly high in the first six months of 2009. Overall, the bankruptcy rate was 54 percent higher than in 2008, when 6.8 thousand bankruptcies were registered.

In January 2010, 480 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt. The number of bankruptcies was reduced by nearly 70 relative to December 2009.

Last year, nearly 15 thousand first-time requests for asylum were submitted in the Netherlands, an increase by 11 percent relative to 2008. More than half of asylum seekers came from Iraq or Somalia.

Spending on security governance in the Netherlands rose by more than 6 percent per year on average in the period 2002-2008. This was nearly one and a half times the growth rate of the gross domestic product (GDP) in the same period.

In December 2009, 540 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands went bankrupt. The number of bankruptcies was reduced by more than 40 relative to November.

Last year, 4 thousand young people – nearly one fifth of all young participating in Halt programmmes − were referred to Halt in relation to fireworks offences.

In November, 530 businesses and institutions (excluding single-owner businesses) in the Netherlands went bankrupt. This is approximately the same number as in October.

In October, 500 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) in the Netherlands were declared bankrupt. This is 130 fewer than in September this year, but still substantially more than in October 2008

The total number of criminal cases against girls in the Netherlands disposed of by the public prosecutor’s office and judges more than trebled in the period 1995-2008: from just over 2,200 in 1995 to more than 6,800 in 2008.

Some 85 thousand people in the Netherlands lost their job in the first eight months of 2009.

The amount of damage caused by fires totalled 1 billion euro in 2008, the highest amount since 2003. The number of fires declined marginally relative to 2007, but fires claimed more lives.

In September 2009, 620 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt, i.e. over 100 more than in August this year.

Fire brigades arrive sooner at the scene in the case of chimney and indoor fires. Last year, the dispatch time, i.e. the time interval between receipt of the alarm in the emergency room and departure from the fire station has been reduced.

In August 2009, 510 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt, i.e. nearly 140 fewer than in July this year, but the number of bankruptcies was 220 higher than in August 2008.

Persons suspected of criminal activities one and a half times as often fall victim to criminal offences as people who have never been suspected of criminal activities.

In 2008, 13.4 thousand first requests for asylum were submitted in the Netherlands. One quarter of these requests concerned children younger than 18 years.

In the first six months of 2009, more than twice as many companies in the sectors trade and business services were declared bankrupt as in the same period one year previously.

In July this year, 645 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt, a decrease by more than 50 relative to June 2009. The number of bankruptcies has more than doubled compared to July 2008.

There were 1,571 women firefighters in the Netherlands on 1 January 2009. One year previously there were still 1,586. It is first time since 2000 that the number of female firefighters did not increase.

In June 2009, 520 businesses and institutions (excluding one-man businesses) were declared bankrupt in the Netherlands. The number of businesses declared bankrupt in the first six months of 2009 almost equalled the total number of bankruptcies over the year 2008. In the period April-June, however, fewer businesses went bankrupt than in the first quarter .

Just over one in twenty of the Dutch population think that the risk of having their home broken into is high to very high.

The number of children placed under guardianship has increased considerably in recent years. In 2007, 10.6 thousand children were placed under guardianship.

The number of requests for asylum submitted in the Netherlands in 2008 nearly doubled compared to 2007. The increase is much more substantial than in the European Union (EU) as a whole, where the number of asylum requests rose by 6 percent.

The Dutch popluation has been less affected by crime in recent years. At the end of 2008, one in four people in the Netherlands said they had been the victim of a criminal offence in the previous twelve months

In the period 1997-2008, the proportion of people reporting to be disturbed by road and rail traffic noise rose from 27 to 31and from 5 to 7 percent respectively.

The number of bankruptcies declined by over 14 percent in 2008 relative to the previous year. The number of personal and one-person business bankruptcies declined considerably, but the amount of bankruptcies of companies and institutions increased in 2008.

In the first three quarters of 2008, the number of orders for debt repayment pronounced by Dutch courts was nearly 40 percent down on the same period one year previously.

The Dutch fire services received 47 reports of fires in 2007. This is 5 percent fewer than in 2006.

Trouble caused by groups of youths in the streets, drug users, inconsiderate neighbours and harassment: in 2008 one sixth of the Dutch population reported that they experienced at least one of these problems in the area where they lived.

Dutch government spending on public order and security amounted to 11.3 billion euro in 2007. This is 6 percent more than in 2006.

At the end of June 2008, nearly 26 thousand asylumseekers in the Netherlands had been granted leave to remain in the Netherlands indefinitely based on the ‘pardon regulation’ of 2007. Most of these asylumseekers are from the former Soviet Union.

Last year, 1.2 million crimes were registered by the police, about the same amount as in 2006.

Nearly one tenth of Dutch public transport users occasionally feel so unsafe that they opt for an alternative or prefer to stay at home.

Young adults whose parents had been crime suspects were more often heard by the police than their peers.

Nearly 23 million euro in damages was paid to former suspects in the Netherlands in 2007. This is nearly twice as much as in 2000.

Dutch judges pronounced 32.6 thousand divorces in 2007. A total of 34.7 thousand underage children were involved in these divorces.

Nearly 2,800 debt management plans were pronounced in the first quarter of 2008. This is around one third fewer than in the first quarter of 2007.

The number of dismissal permits granted due to disability dropped sharply from 18.7 thousand in 2003 to 5.7 thousand in 2007.

20 percent of the Dutch population aged 15 years and older do not feel safe at times.

In 2007, more than half of the Dutch population indicated that dog droppings, street litter, vandalised bus and tram shelters and graffiti on walls and buildings were a major source of annoyance.

Last year, 14.9 thousand court orders for debt repayments were pronounced, approximately as many as in 2006. This put a stop to the annual increase.

In 2007, 37 percent of people in the Netherlands reported being bothered by traffic in the neighbourhood where they lived. Most of the problems concerned speeding, but traffic noise and aggressive driving were also often reported.

In 2005, more than 3 percent of people aged between 12 and 25 were questioned by the police as crime suspects, as against 2 percent five years ago.

In 2007, the number of asylum requests submitted in the Netherlands had reached its lowest point since 1988. Iraqi and Somali asylum seekers constituted the largest groups.

The number of business failures declined further in 2007 to just under 8 thousand, a decrease by 13 percent relative to 2006.

This year, 26 percent of the 15-and-over population in the Netherlands reported that they had been victimes of common crime, as against 29 percent two years ago; the number of offences experienced by the Dutch population also dropped in that period.

In 2006, the number of bankruptcies declined for the first time since 2000. Last year 9,200 bankruptcies were filed, a decrease by 9 percent on 2005.

In 2004 a quarter of the Dutch population indicated they had been victims of common crime. This is about the same as in 2003 but less than in 2002. The share of violent crime victims fell slightly in the period 2002-2004, to 5 percent.

Over 9 300 bankruptcies were pronounced in 2004. This is 7 percent more than in 2003. The increase occurred mainly among natural persons (private individuals with or without single-owner company). The number of bankruptcies among enterprises and institutions increased moderately. In 2004 the number of bankruptcies reached its highest level yet.