Crime fell to an all-time low in most municipalities in the first nine months of the year. The number of reports of online crime, on the other hand, is on the rise. This trend can be explained by the corona pandemic in combination with the strict corona measures.
This is evident from recent police statistics, which have been viewed by Algemeen Dagblad .
Fewer burglaries and robberies
Fewer reports of traditional crime and more reports of cybercrime. It is a trend that we have been seeing for several years. The most recent figures show that we should not expect a turnaround for the time being.
Compared to 2019, the number of burglaries decreased by as much as 42 percent this year to 14,125. Last year, the number of reports of this type of crime fell by almost 20 percent. The number of street robberies decreased in the past two years by 36 percent to 1,475, while the number of robberies fell from 43 percent to 427. The number of burglaries has been on the
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