Registered common crimes in the Netherlands, including burglaries, violence and theft, dropped by 20 percent between 2012 and 2016, according to Statistics Netherlands on Wednesday. Crime experienced by Dutch, registered in the national victimization survey Safety Monitor, reduced by 13 percent. People living in the Netherlands also feel safer, ANP reports.
The Amsterdam police received 10 useful tips in an investigation into three attacks on a young woman on Oude IJsselstraat in the Rivierenbuurt last year, Het Parool reports.
Shots were fired at Islamic primary school As-Siddieq in Amsterdam-Noord over the Christmas holidays. At least eight bullet holes were found in the building, AT5 reports.
Pictures show bullet holes in the walls and doors of the school. A bullet hole was also found in the window of one of the bathrooms. "Parents and teachers no longer feel safe", a parent said to the Amsterdam broadcaster.
It seems the shots were fired over New Year's. An employee of the school found the bullet holes around that time and called the police.
Amsterdam activists have taken to writing on the walls in protest against the vast number of tourists in the city. At least two homes spray painted with the words "Stop mass tourism". The homes involved - a houseboat on Lijnbaansgracht and a house on Egelantiersstraat - are believed to be illegal hotels.
Breda man John Vermetten is looking for the perpetrator that scratched text like "homo" and "buy a better car" into his dark blue Tesla last week. He turned to Facebook in his search for the perpetrator.
The Zaandam police arrested a total of 21 people for disturbing the curfew put in place due to turmoil in the Poelenburg neighborhood. Five of the suspects will have to appear in court. Seven were fined, ANP reports.
The detainees are suspected of, among other things, disrupting peace, breaking curfew, breaking the ban on assembly, violence, intimidation, sedition, defamation and destruction of property.
The unrest was caused by a group of young people that posted video blogs on YouTube of them vandalizing property or harassing bystanders.
The Zaandam police arrested a total of 21 people for disturbing the curfew put in place due to turmoil in the Poelenburg neighborhood. Five of the suspects will have to appear in court. Seven were fined
Maassluis mayor Edo Haan decided to implement an emergency decree in the neighborhood of Burgemeesterswijk on Tuesday night. The emergency decree will be in effect for two weeks
A car branded with the logos of WOS and Omroep West was vandalized in 's-Gravenzande after the broadcaster reported on young people causing problems in Maassluis, Omroep West reports. WOS also received two threatening emails.
Residents of the Maassluis neighborhood of Burgemeesterwijk have had enough of a group of young people causing trouble in the neighborhood. According to them, noise problems turned into vandalism, threats and intimidation, with troubles escalating over the past three weekends
A swastika and racist phrases were spray painted onto the window of a Vomar supermarket in the Zaandam neighborhood of Poelenburg somewhere between Saturday night and Sunday morning. The police opened a case of vandalism
State Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff of Security and Justice is furious that a activist group vandalized the home of the director of the Repatriation and Departure Service on Thursday night. According to him, the vandalism "exceeds all bounds", he said to the Telegraaf.
The home of the director of the Repatriation and Departure Service in The Hague was vandalized during the course of Thursday night. An activist group called 'Sloop de deportatiemachine', or Scrap the deportation machine in English, took responsibility for the act
The grave of young Ajax fan Michael van Luik was vandalized in the cemetery of the Lucia church in Mierlo sometime between Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning. According to his sister in law Eveline van Luik, who posted photos of the desecrated grave on Facebook, this is the sixth time its happened in four months.
A number of cars, houses and a primary school in Voorburg were vandalized with jihad-slogans over the weekend, including threats to Jews and PVV leader Geert Wilders,
A Rotterdam police officer was wounded on Saturday while arresting a man suspected of domestic violence. The suspect punched the officer full in the face during the arrest, leaving the cop with an open wound on his brow that had to be stitched up in hospital, the police said in a statement.
A father and son were sentenced to 15 and 8 years in prison respectively for the death of a 54-year-old man in Emmeloord on December 12th, 2014 on appeal by the court in Leeuwarden on Wednesday. The court acquitted them of murder, but convicted them of manslaughter.
Turkish-Dutch are facing death threats, vandalism and boycotts for not supporting Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Telegraaf reports. Erdogan supporters in the Netherlands are targeting supporters of Fethullah Gulen, because Erdogan believes he was behind an attempted coup in Turkey last week
Two 18-year-old men from Lisse and Boskoop were arrested in Leiden during the early hours of Friday morning for vandalism, the police said in a statement on their website.
Two boys, aged 7 and 8 years, were caught vandalizing several graves of the Sint Willebrodus church in the Brabant village of Liessel on Wednesday. Flower pots, ornaments and candles of several dozen graves were damaged or destroyed, the police announced in a statement.
PVV parliamentarian Barry Madlener wants the Almere police to set dogs on those responsible for throwing stones at buses in the city. "They should release the dogs on the Moroccan street terrorists who throw stones at buses", he said during a parliamentary debate on public transport on Tuesday afternoon
A majority in Dutch parliament is calling for measures to be taken against Instagram account Straathyena's (Street Hyenas) on which videos of mostly young people wantonly destroying everything they can get their hands on are shown
The Dutch police registered a total of 173,810 adults as suspects in some kind of crime last year, a 12 percent drop compared to 2014. That is the largest decline in the past decade, Statistics Netherlands reported on Wednesday.