Wednesday 08 December 2021

More teenagers punished for carrying fake ID

More teenagers are being penalised for using false ID to try to get into bars and nightclubs, new figures show.

Last year 428 youths were sanctioned by Halt, the youth justice administrator, for offences involving fake ID passes, compared to 350 in 2015.

Halt said the increase was partly due to better co-ordinated action between police, municipalities and the catering sector. It also said that most teenagers caught with fake ID are given a warning.

A survey of 2000 youths carried out for Stemmingmakers found that one in five admitted to having used borrowed or forged ID passes at some time.

Under Dutch law everyone over the age of 14 is obliged to carry ID in public.

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