One in ten young people bullied onlineArticles
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...
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.
Girls more likely to be harassed, stalked onlineArticles
5.3 percent of 12 to 24-year-old internet users report that they were bullied, stalked or threatened online in 2018. Over 140 thousand young people were affected.
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
Drop in recorded and encountered crimeArticles
In 2017, 23% fewer crime victims than in 2012. Police recorded crime per inhabitant dropped by 30%.
Well-being not distributed equallyArticles
Highly educated people often have a higher level of well-being than lower educated people but are more often victims of crime.
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.
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.
Fewer minors suspected of crimesArticles
In 2011 372 thousand crime suspects were registered. That was nearly 3 percent less than the year before.
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...
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...
Feelings of insecurity by background characteristicsFigures
Feelings of insecurity due to crime Scared to be at home alone, or open the front door, scary places etc.
Thefts along the coast peak in summertimeArticles
On the coast, minor property crimes are more frequent during the summer compared to the rest of the year. Over one-quarter of the pickpocketing cases which were registered in coastal areas during the period...
One in five cases of sexual harassment occur in the workplaceArticles
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.
More cyclists killed on Dutch roadsArticles
811 people were killed in road traffic accidents in the Netherlands in 2006.