The number of youth gangs in the Netherlands has taken a sharp dive in the last four years according to Minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice in a letter to the House of Representatives. In 2009, there were 1760 active youth gangs. At the end of 2013, this dropped by 56 percent to 764.
The number of businesses going bankrupt is 15 percent lower this year than last according to figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).
The state of fish populations in the Wadden Sea has seen a significant decline in the last 50 years. The Wadden Association announced on Wednesday that the number of fish in the sea is "only a fraction of what it was in the 60s."