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Eindhoven is least safe city

Saturday 29 May 2010

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.

© DutchNews.nl


Readers' Comments

Surely the Netherlands is rich enough to increase the cadres of police officers in Eindoven, if that is the reason for the increase of crime, or take other steps to make the whole of the Netherlands a safer country to live in Europe.

By M.C.M. Iqbal | 29 May 2010 9:28 PM

Crime statistics like this will increase insurance premiums for Eindhoven's residents, that's a pity. Mr. Rob van Gijzel will have to increase the budget for hiring more police officers.

By kalajutu | 31 May 2010 9:50 AM

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