robberies

detail-afzetlint
Feb 20 '17 08:46

Last year a total of 276 shops were robbed, compared to 310 in 2015, according to figures from Dutch retail association Detailhandel Nederland. But while robberies are decreasing, criminals are committing more ramraids and ATM bombings, NOS reports.

The number of registered store robberies has never been so low, according to the association. Over the last seven years, store robberies dropped by a massive 70 percent. This can be attributed to political attention to this type of crime and the establishment of the Robberies Taskforce, according to Detailhandel Nederland. 

Amserdam Politie 2
Feb 8 '17 14:40

Anonymous tip line Report Crime Anonymously gave a record number of 16,900 tips through to the police last year. Thanks to these anonymous tips a total of 1,671 suspects were arrested and more than 1,100 crimes were solved or prevented, the tip line announced with its annual figures on Tuesday, ANP reports.

About one in three tips received by the hot line is eventually given through to the police. The majority of the tips were made by telephone and about a quarter came in online. 

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Jan 4 '17 13:10

Dutch criminals increasingly get house arrest with an ankle monitor as a sentence in the Netherlands. Last year Dutch judges imposed ankle monitors as punishments 1,759 times, compared to 900 in 2012, BNR reports.

Ankle monitors are mainly imposed on criminals guilty of robberies and drug-related offenses, Sjef van Gennip, director of Probation Netherlands, said to the broadcaster. House arrest with an ankle monitor is often cheaper than keeping someone in prison. It also enables convicts to keep their jobs or continue with their training, which decreases the risk of recurrence. 

Arriva
May 12 '16 11:00

Bus drivers in Breda went on strike for a short time on Thursday morning after a colleague was robbed on Wednesday night. The bus drivers demanded that transporter Arriva takes measures to prevent such incident. Arriva agreed to hire additional security staff immediately and start a test with cashless payments as soon as possible

My_room_in_the_dormitory_(7950132936)
Apr 22 '16 10:01

Students of fourteen Amsterdam dorm-style housing complexes feel unsafe in their homes, student union AVSA concludes based on reports recorded at the Student Hotline for Unsafe Housing

GVB_Bus
Apr 7 '16 12:10

Amsterdam public transporter is starting the installation of card-payment machines on trams and buses from September. The intention is to have all buses and trams equipped to be cash-free by January 1st

GVB_Bus
Mar 2 '16 13:15

The number of serious incidents on Amsterdam public transport increased by 23.7 percent last year, according to figures from GVB. In 2015 the transporter recorded 333 serious incidents, such as threats with a weapon or robbery, compared to 269 in 2014, news wire ANP reports.

GVB_Bus
Feb 17 '16 07:34

Amsterdam public transit operator GVB are permanently deploying extra security guards on buses, at bus shelters and at end stops, especially in Amsterdam-Noord where five bus drivers were violently robbed over the past three months.

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Feb 15 '16 09:12

Cash payments on buses may soon be a thing of the bast in large parts of the Netherlands, following a series of robberies involving buses and bus drivers in Amsterdam-Noord, a teenager who used a shotgun in an incident last month and two knife-wielding men in clown masks attacking a bus driver last week.

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Feb 12 '16 12:52

The Amsterdam confiscated 396 firearms in 2015, 82 more than in 2014 and 86 more than in 2013. The police also closed down 29 "key locations", where gangs and criminals met. The number of robberies increased with 6 percent, according to the city's annual crime figures which Mayor Eberhard van der Laan announced in a letter to the city council and at a press conference on Friday.

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Feb 12 '16 07:53

Bus drivers in Amsterdam-Noord are striking on Friday morning because they feel unsafe after a series of robberies. According to transporter GVB, there will be no bus transport in Noord until at least 9:00 a.m.

2008 BMW M3 E92 in Dutch police livery
Oct 19 '15 14:24

The number of felonies in the first half of this year has decreased by 8.8 percent compared to the same period in 2014. This decrease was the strongest in so-called high impact crimes - crimes that affect citizens' sense of security the most, such as burglaries, robberies, muggings and violent crimes.

Oct 15 '15 14:49

A test run with the Automatic Number Plate Recognition, known by acronym ANPR, has been launched in the municipality of Haarlemmermeer, the police announced on Wednesday. This was done to help fight crime during the oncoming longer nights and shorter days of winter.

Oct 14 '15 08:58

Alex O., the 50 year old man arrested on Friday in connection with the Jumbo supermarket bombings and extortion, was the mastermind behind a series of very violent robberies in the 1990's. He was sentenced to 14 years in prison by the court in Leeuwarden in 1993.

Bottle-feeding
Jun 23 '15 09:23

There is a growing number of crimes related to baby formula in the Netherlands. Breda in particular seems to be the staging ground of these crimes, with at least three baby formula traders being robbed this year. The police believe that there are more victims who are afraid to report the crim

Robbery
May 20 '15 10:56

Young people are a popular target for robbers in Breda. About half of the robbery victims in Breda is younger than 24 years old.

Police cordon off crime scene investigation on Pieter Calandlaand
May 12 '15 07:54

Amsterdam remains the least safe municipality in the Netherlands, according to the AD Crime Meter. Maastricht is in number 2, just like last year, and Rotterdam took third place.

Apr 28 '15 14:24

Rotterdam's approach to high impact crimes, crimes that have a major impact on their victims' lives, is proving to be effective. Both the number these crimes, such as robberies and burglaries, and the number of repeat offenses showed a significant decrease in 2014.

Jan 6 '14 04:36

Curaçao will have access to a Dutch unmanned aircraft in the coming months to address a wave of raids. The Ministry of Defense is sending the "Raven" at the request of the Justice department on the island.

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