Some two-thirds of private security officials were subjected to physical or verbal violence last year, according to research by sector organisation Nederlandse Veiligheidsbranche.
Shop security guards, street wardens and traffic regulators were the most likely to be hit, spat at or intimidated, the organisation said.
One in four security workers say they are subject to violence on a monthly basis and one in 10 every week, website nu.nl reports.
The NV wants the public prosecution department to ensure people who attack private security guards are treated in the same way as those who are violent towards emergency service workers – meaning tougher sentences.
The department says technically this is already the case, but the NV says there is little evidence of this.
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