car thefts

Jan 24 '17 09:31

The number of car thefts in the Netherlands dropped to 9,179 stolen vehicles last year, about 9 percent less than in 2015. The number of recovered cars also showed a slight increase, 2.1 percent, for the first time in years, the foundation for tackling vehicle crime AVC announced, ANP reports.

The number of new stolen cars, up to three years old, saw the biggest decrease at minus 27 percent. In that category the number of stolen vehicles decreased by 775.

Police uniform
Jan 12 '17 16:15

The police found firearms and ammunition on the grounds of a lumber company in Brunssum on Wednesday. The owner of the company, Frenk W., made headlines last year when he buried his deceased wife in their garden, the Telegraaf reports.

Police officers on the street
Jan 11 '17 15:00

On Tuesday the police in Zuid-Limburg arrested 14 people on suspicion of involvement in dozens of crimes including car thefts, burglaries, ram raids, handling stolen goods and money laundering. According to the police, all 14 suspects no each other and the crimes were committed by varying smaller groups made up of the various suspects. Most of the crimes were committed in Limburg and across the border in Germany and Belgium in 2016.

 crime scene tape
May 23 '16 08:16

Amsterdam was once again the most unsafe city in the Netherlands last year, according to Dutch newspaper AD's annual crime meter for 2015.