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 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
From today relatives of victims killed in a death-by-negligence crime are also eligible for compensation from the government
A recent study by Radboud University Nijmegen that concluded that regulating cannabis cultivation could improve human rights is no reason for the Netherlands to change its policy on marijuana, Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice said in response to questions from the D66
Legalizing cannabis cultivation and trade could reduce violent crime surrounding the current illegal cultivation and could therefore arguably protect human rights, according to a study done on behalf of 27 Dutch municipalities. Human rights outweigh the UN drug conventions that prohibit cannabis cultivation and trade.
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
Rotterdam saw a decrease in crime over the past year, but at least part of this decrease can be attributed to more crime going deeper underground, the Public Prosecutor in the city announced with the annual figures on Tuesday.
The police are looking for Limburg convict Hendrik M. and his girlfriend. They are suspected of assaulting and robbing a 78 year old man on the A2 in Den Bosch during the early hours of December 31st. The victim knows the two suspects
Men are far more often suspected of a crime in the Netherlands than women. With the exception of shoplifting, female suspects are seriously underrepresented in all types of crime, according to figures released by Statistics Netherlands on Tuesday.
Two members of motorcycle gang Satudarah were acquitted of sexual exploitation by the court in Almelo on Tuesday.
Lysander de R., the leader of the Hell's Angels Haarlem chapter, was released from custody on Wednesday, two weeks after his arrest.
Children are increasingly often becoming the victims of crimes such as assault, robbery or vandalism. In 2013, one in five young people aged 15 to 18 was the victim of violence or a crime against property.