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NCJ Number: 69727 Find in a Library
Title: Monthly Bulletin of Judicial Statistics, February 1980
Journal: Maandstatistiek politie justitie en brandweer  Volume:24  Issue:2  Dated:(February 1980)  Pages:complete issue
Corporate Author: Priuses Beatrixlaan 428
Centraal Bureau Voor de
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 35
Sale Source: Priuses Beatrixlaan 428
Centraal Bureau Voor de
Postbus 959
Type: Statistics
Language: Dutch
Country: Netherlands
Annotation: Dutch police and justice statistics on offenses, persons taken into custody, conditional sentences, bankruptcies, fires, and fire department assistance are reported for parts of 1978 and 1979.
Abstract: In the first three quarters of 1979, 448,744 offenses came to the attention of the police, up 9 percent from the corresponding period of 1979. Traffic offenses increased by 7 percent, rowdyism by 11 percent, sexual crimes by 5 percent, offenses against public order by 2 percent, offenses against life and limb by 15 percent, and property offenses by 7 percent. Other offenses rose by 90 percent, largely because of drug-related crimes. In the same period 6,642 offenses were registered by the Royal Marechaussee (Military Police), compared to 6,060 in the corresponding period of the previous year; 73 percent of the suspects were military personnel (71 percent in 1978). In the first three quarters of 1979, police recorded 2,143,526 official reports or fines for nonindictable offenses, 7 percent less than in the same period of 1978. The Royal Marechaussee registered 25,076 reports and 3,871 fines for nonindictable offenses, down from 27,909 and 4,361 in 1978. In the first three quarters of 1979, 5,026, 5,241, and 5,632 persons were taken into custody, compared to 4,905, 4,867, and 5,067 in 1979. Statistics for conditional sentences in 1978 show that the most common special conditions for sentences were compensation for victims (36 percent) and driving suspensions (52 percent), and that special treatment was ordered in 6 percent of the conditional sentences. Rate of special conditions varies from 2 percent in Alkmaar to 26 percent in Breda. Conditions were particularly common for aggressive and sexual offenses (14 and 13 percent). Conditional sentence rates were almost the same for men and women offenders. In 80 percent of the cases the probationary period lasted between 2 and 3 years. Tables indicate general and nonindictable offenses reported to the police and the Royal Marechaussee in October 1979, according to province, groups of municipalities, and offense types; fires in October 1979, by province, the 17 largest municipalities, and damage to various objects; and police department fire assistance in the first half of 1979 by province, the 17 largest municipalities, objects burned, and persons saved or injured. Graphs trace the monthly course of offenses reported to the police from 1975 to october 1979, of reports of nonindictable offenses from 1975 to October 1979, and of bankruptcies from 1975 to December 1979. --in Dutch.
Index Term(s): Armed services police; Arrest statistics; Court statistics; Fire losses; National crime statistics; Netherlands; Police statistics; Probation conditions; Probation statistics; Sentencing/Sanctions
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