Mark Harbers resigned as State Secretary for Justice and Security on Tuesday evening. The VVD State Secretary, who is responsible for asylum, stepped down after it became known that his Ministry deliberately reported incomplete figures on crimes committed by asylum seekers in a report.
An increasing number of Dutch criminals are avoiding their prison sentences. The judiciary is currently looking for 3,209 fugitives who still have to serve prison sentences of 4 months or longer, compared to 2,760 in 2013 and 2,139 in 2009, according to documents from the Ministry of Security and Justice
Almost 12 thousand criminal suspects managed to not give a DNA sample after being arrested. This mostly involves thieves and assaulters, but also dozens of murderers and rapists
Doctors and nurses who have committed a serious crime, may soon no longer be allowed to work with patients. Minister Edith Schippers of Public Health wants the disciplinary court to be able to impose a total professional ban on healthcare personnel who have committed a sexual or violent offense.