External causes of deathOther
Survey on deaths caused by murder and manslaughter, suicide and accidents
Fire services; fires, victims and rescues, employees, costs 1985-2013Figures
Fires by cause and object, indoor fires, outdoor fires, victims and rescues, employees, fire equipment, costs
Spending on security slightly down in 2014Articles
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.
Fire services; assistance, object and activities 1985-2013Figures
Assistances by the fire brigade by object and activities, divided by regions, provinces and size of cities
More residents living in fear of having their homes broken intoArticles
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.
Inhabitants of the Caribbean Netherlands usually feel safeArticles
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.
Number of registered thefts further down in 2013Articles
In 2013, the police registered 640 thousand thefts, i.e. 38 per thousand residents.
Number of crime victims stableArticles
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.
Homosexuals feel less safe and are more often victims of crimeArticles
Homosexual men and women feel less safe than heterosexuals. They are also more often the victims of common crime and experience more disrespectful treatment.
One quarter of young people victims of crimeArticles
Approximately one quarter of young people became victims of crime in 2012. Young men are more often victims of violent crimes than young women.
Selection of Statistics Netherlands releases in the period 6 May - 10 May 2013 (Week 19).
One in eight people affected by cybercrimeArticles
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.
Dutch society 2012: repercussions of the crisisArticles
These and other facts are presented in De Nederlandse Samenleving 2012, Statistics Netherlands’ report on society in the Netherlands (available in Dutch only). The book gives a picture of prosperity and well-being in the Netherlands today, including differences between population groups and regions.
Fewer minors suspected of crimesArticles
In 2011 372 thousand crime suspects were registered. That was nearly 3 percent less than the year before.
Crime victims feel unsafe for a long timeArticles
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.
People feel less unsafeArticles
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.
Crime rate marginally downArticles
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.
Most crimes not reported to the policeArticles
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.
Number of crime victims stable, more cases of vandalismArticles
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.
Requests for legal aid and reason request by characteristicsFigures
Requests for legal aid and reason make a request for legal aid; sex, age, level of education, socio - economic group
Many suspects also victimsArticles
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.
Feelings of safety unchangedArticles
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