1,2 million registered crimes in 2010

The Dutch police registered nearly 1,2 million crimes in 2010, 5 percent fewer than in 2009, according to the latest figures by Statistics Netherlands.

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 Bicycle theft decreased by 16 percent
 Vandalism & public order offences decreased by 14 percent
 Violent & sexual offences decreased by 8 percent

Every year 25 percent of all registered crimes are solved:
 60 percent for violent and sexual offences
 21 percent for vandalism
 12 percent for property crimes

Note that property crimes (theft, burglary, fraud and robbery), which account for nearly 60 percent of all registered crimes in the Netherlands, decreased by 3 percent.




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