Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Close to Half of Street Robberies Committed by Minors

The number of youngsters between 12 and 17 who commit criminal acts in the Amsterdam-Amstelland region increased in 2007. Forty-six percent of street robberies are committed by minors. Nine percent of all youngsters in this age group in Amsterdam West have a police file. The number of hard-core criminal youngsters has decreased from 859 to 746, the average age of hard-core criminals is going down. At the same time the character of the crimes is become more severe. These are the results of the Regional Safety Report for Amsterdam-Amstelland in 2007.

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