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.
Number of school dropouts down in the Netherlands and the EU
The school dropout rate in the Netherlands was reduced in recent years to 8.8 percent in 2012. The rate across the EU was also gradually reduced.
More start-ups than closedowns
Last year, 172 thousand businesses were started up and a record number of more than 129 thousand were closed down. They were mostly one-man businesses. Among the start-ups were many management...
Medical professionals ageing
The share of over-55s among medical professionals is higher than among other professionals employed in the care sector. Since the beginning of the 21st century, ageing in the care sector is above the...
Young people in low-income households more often overweight
Approximately 15 percent of 2 to 25-year-olds struggle with overweight. Young members of low-income households are more often overweight and have more GP contacts than their counterparts in the...
Number of civil court cases down
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.