Crimes recorded by the police reached 1,140 '000 in 2012 in Netherlands, according to the United Nations. This is 4.55 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, crimes recorded by the police in Netherlands reached an all time high of 1,402 '000 in 2002 and an all time low of 132 '000 in 1960. When compared to Netherlands's main peers, crimes recorded by the police in Belgium amounted to 1,074 '000, 441 '000 in Denmark, 5,997 '000 in Germany and 4,105 '000 in United Kingdom in 2012.
Netherlands has been ranked 7th within the group of 32 countries we follow in terms of crimes recorded by the police, 5 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
Reported crimes include offences against the penal code or criminal code.