Thursday, April 14, 2011

Amsterdam: Younger Criminals Increasingly Violent

Criminal youth is a major preoccupation for Amsterdam municipality. According to the statistics Amsterdam has become safer since 2005. The number of crimes has been reduced by a quarter. In many neighborhoods the citizens however perceive a decline in safety. The municipality says that it is difficult to catch the increasingly younger perpetrators of severe crimes. The number of young burglars has increased fivefold in the last five years. The police now assembled a list of top 600 young criminals, which it will try to arrest.

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