Eindhoven is the least safe city in the Netherlands, according to the annual AD crime monitor, published on Saturday.
The monitor shows the number of break-ins, muggings and pickpocketing rose sharply last year.
Rotterdam, which used to top the ranking is now second, with Tilburg third and Arnhem fourth.
In a reaction, Eindhoven mayor Rob van Gijzel said the city had relatively few police officers for its size, a fact he wanted to change.
Seven of the safest local authority areas are in Friesland, with the safest place to live named as Littenseradiel.
The AD bases its crime monitor on police statistics for 10 types of crime.