Sunday, January 10, 2010

Police Chiefs: We are Increasingly Powerless against Criminals

A number of police regional chiefs have expressed their concern about increasing criminality. Amsterdam Police Chief Bernard Welten has said that the number of holdups in his region increased by more than 10% to 545 in 2009. He added that while in the past mainly banks, post offices and gas stations were the targets, there are now more such attacks on small businesses and civilians. He said that the Amsterdam police also has increasing difficulty to cope with crooks and people who commit fraud on the internet or with credit cards. Welten said that more police attention will be given to a target group of several hundred people.

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