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Wide public support for the police
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.
Demographic characteristics of children (4 to 12 years) registered in the police database, by municipality, 2010-2011 (Dutch only)
Custom-made tables on demographic characteristics of children (aged 4 to 12 years) who are registered in the police database 'Basis Voorzienings- & handhavingssysteem' (BVH) 2010 and 2011. These...
Police investigation more expensive, fewer crimes solved
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...
More cyclists killed on Dutch roads
811 people were killed in road traffic accidents in the Netherlands in 2006.
Fewer young crime suspects
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...
Most crimes not reported to the police
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.
One-quarter of population notice drug-related issues in own neighbourhood
In 2019, nearly one-quarter (24.3 percent) of the Dutch population aged 15 years and over reported the incidence of drug use or trafficking in their own neighbourhood.
Number of registered thefts further down in 2013
In 2013, the police registered 640 thousand thefts, i.e. 38 per thousand residents.
More young suspects
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.
1 in 10 crime suspects is a foreigner without fixed abode
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...
Sharp drop in traditional crime
In 2020, registered crime was down by 2 percent on the previous year. Certain types of traditional crime in particular, including pickpocketing (-47 percent), domestic burglary (-23 percent) and...
Growing confidence in the military
Last year, more than six in every ten over-15s indicated to have confidence in the military, i.e. slightly more than in 2012. People have more confidence in police and judiciary, but less confidence...
Dutch public slightly more satisfied with police
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...
Demographic characteristics of children (4 to 12 years old) that are registered in the police database, 2010-2011 (Dutch only)
Custom-made tables on demographic characteristics of children (4 to 12 years old) that are registered in the police database 'Basis Voorzienings- & handhavingssysteem' (BVH) 2010 and 2011....
Theft or burglary account for half of registered crime
The police registered 1.19 million crimes last year, about as many as in 2010. More than half were thefts or burglaries.
Registered crime remains at same level
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.
More internet fraud, less skimming
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...
Multicultural neighbourhoods most positive about police performance
Residents of multicultural neighbourhoods are relatively positive about police performance.