Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Frequent Repeat Criminals More Violent and Younger

Frequent repeat criminals are increasingly violent and are younger, with the main age group today being 21. In the past it was 33. This results from research by Jessica van Mantgem of IPOL, the International Information and Research Service of the police force. Young Moroccans, who represent only a few percent of the Dutch population, are about 25% of the frequent repeat criminals. Turkish youngsters are also over-represented. The number of Turkish suspects in general crime is also increasing, whereas in this category the number of Moroccans is stable. There is a decline of people from Surinam and drug addicts among the frequent repeat criminals, and women are now hardly found among them at all.

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