The police received 813 reports of serious incidents at asylum centers or emergency shelters for asylum seekers during the first half of this year. The incidents mostly involved theft, violence and sex crimes, State Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff of Security and Justice wrote to parliament on Monday
The Dutch police are not good at distinguishing between real and fake sex crime reports, according to a study by the University of Maastricht and the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. Researcher Andre De Zutter called the police assessment of a sex crime report "guesswork", the Volkskrant reports.
A former Amsterdam teacher was arrested in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv on Monday. He is suspected of sexually abusing his students, the Public Prosecutor in Amsterdam confirmed
Over the past six months there were two sex offences in Amsterdam involving asylum seekers from an emergency shelter in the city, Mayor Eberhard van der Laan writes in a letter to the city council
The police are simplifying the procedure of pressing charges related to a sex offense. Officers and victims will soon have to cover fewer topics during the interview prior to pressing charges. And sex offense investigators will consult with victims on how long they want the reflection period, during which they decide whether or not to press charges, to be.