young people

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Dec 6 '18 08:30

Mayor Wobine Buijs of Oss declared part of the Schadewijk neighborhood as a "security risk area", following a series of incidents. This means that the police can stop people and search them and their bags and cars as a precautionary measure, Omroep Brabant reports.

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Nov 7 '18 12:00

Between 2015 and 2017 eight percent of Dutch 12 to 25-year-olds were psychologically unhealthy, according to Statistics Netherlands' health survey. More than a third of this group suffered from depression in preceding year. Ten years ago 7 percent of Dutch young people were psychologically unhealthy.

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Oct 4 '18 14:30

Slightly more than half of Dutch young people between the ages of 15 and 25 do volunteer work, and more than half are also active in an association, according to figures from Statistics Netherlands' Social Cohesion and Wellbeing study.

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Jun 6 '18 14:10

The police in Doetinchem arrested 11 people between the ages of 16 and 25 years on suspicion of a large number of criminal activities ranging from violent robberies to online fraud. The arrests formed part of a large-scale raid involving some 70 police officers, the police said in a statement on Tuesday.

The detainees are suspected of, among other things, violent robberies, assault and attempts thereto, public violence, extortion, fraud, possession of stolen items, and threatening victims and witnesses.

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Apr 16 '18 09:33

Last year 4 percent of Dutch young people between the ages of 15 and 25 were not working or studying - the lowest percentage of all European Union Member States, Statistics Netherlands reported on Monday.

The European average for young people that are unemployed and not studying was 12 percent in 2016. No EU figures for 2017 are available yet. According to the stats office, the percentage of unemployed young people who are also not studying in the Netherlands has been around 5 percent for years. The EU average was also pretty much stable over the past years.

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Apr 12 '18 12:30

The government plans to start the first social service trial projects for young people by this summer. The social service period for Dutch young people will officially start halfway through next year, State Secretary Paul Blokhuis of Public Health, Welfare and Sports said in a letter to the Tweede Kamer on Thursday, ANP reports.

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Jan 3 '18 11:00

The Rotterdam police and Public Prosecutor are targeting young people with bling in a new approach to show that crime does not pay, the Telegraaf reports.

If a young person can't give a sufficient explanation about how exactly he paid for his Rolex, or thousand euros jacket, the police will confiscate the items, according to the  newspaper. Officers will be specially trained to recognize these expensive items.

The Rotterdam police already check young people driving expensive cars. Checking bling is an expansion of this approach. 

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Nov 17 '17 14:40

Most young people in the Netherlands overestimate their digital skills and have trouble judging fake news and finding information online, according to studies by Kennisnet and Mediawijzer.net, RTL Nieuws reports.

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Apr 20 '17 09:52

Dutch young people would rather have a nice job with an average salary, than a boring but well-paid job, according to a survey the Utrecht University did on behalf of YoungCapital employment agency. Utrecht University questioned 3,721 millennials - born between 1980 and 1999 - from eight European countries about what they look for in a job, Financieele Dagblad reports. 

Mar 9 '17 08:21

The number of Dutch who were treated rudely declined last year, according to Statistics Netherlands' Safety Monitor 2016. The survey of 80 thousand Netherlands residents were specifically asked whether they feel the were treated rudely or disrespectfully over the course of 2016.

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Jan 27 '17 12:35

An argument between a group of young people in Eindhoven got out of hand on Thursday night and ended with a 19-year-old being run over with a car. The young man got stuck between a car and a tree and sustained severe injuries, a bystander said to Omroep Brabant.

The victim was rushed to the hospital. He sustained a broken pelvis and tailbone and his leg broke in three places, his brother said to the broadcaster. "He is also complaining of pain in the abdomen. He is currently being examined in surgery", the brother said on Friday morning.

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Dec 1 '16 17:05

Dutch youth smoke less, drink less, use fewer drugs and are less often in trouble with the law, according to Statistics Netherlands 2016 Youth Monitor which was published on Thursday, the Telegraaf reports.

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Nov 1 '16 14:50

A group of about 800 young people and young adults in Dordrecht and its surrounding municipalities - the so-called Drecht-cities - are living below the radar. The municipalities have no idea what they're doing - they're not in school, studying, working or receiving unemployment benefits, the Telegraaf reports. 

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Sep 26 '16 16:00

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

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Sep 13 '16 11:00

The police arrested multiple people in the Zaandam neighborhood of Poelenburg on Monday night. The exact number of arrests are unclear, as are reason they were arrested. The Volkskrant reports that four troublemakers were arrested. According to the Twitter account of police officer Mike Koenekoop, 8 arrests were made.

Aug 12 '16 09:14

Most of the young people living in the Netherlands are satisfied with their lives - 90 percent of 12 to 25 year olds indicated that they were generally happy and content in a survey Statistics Netherlands did among 4 thousand young people last year.

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Jul 1 '16 11:50

The police were called in to remove five young people from the top of the Van Brienenoordbrug bridge's arch in Rotterdam on Friday morning

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Jun 27 '16 14:40

Young people are often put to work on summer jobs on tasks that they should not be doing, according to union CNV. The union received over 200 mails and calls this past weeks from concerned parents

May 31 '16 14:00

The number of people receiving welfare benefits in the Netherlands increased significantly in the first quarter of this year. In the first three months of 2016 a total of 459 thousand people were on welfare - an increase of 11 thousand compared to the previous quarter and 18 thousand compared to the same time last year, Statistics Netherlands announced on Tuesday.

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May 12 '16 07:58

A quarter of young people who left home in 2009, went back to living with their parents within five yeas, Statistics Netherlands reported on Thursday. That is a five percent increase compared to kids who left home in 2004 and a 9 percent increase compared to 1995.

Dec 1 '15 08:53

More than half of Amsterdam's young people are in debt, some even to such an extent that they cannot get out without assistance.

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Jul 29 '15 12:23

A massive 40.6 percent of young women between the ages of 12 and 25 years have experienced non-volitional sex. Among young men of the same age group, that percentage is 20.4

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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.

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Apr 10 '15 11:08

One in four Dutch young people between the ages of 12 and 25 years suffer from hearing loss. The main culprit is exposure to loud music while going out or listening to portable music players.

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