Crime statistics

Quick Fact

Forty six (46) out of every 1000 households experienced housebreaking/burglary in 2015/16.

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Crime experienced in 2016/17 by Type

While crime increases, fear rises and trust in criminal justice system drops

The general level of crime as estimated by VOCS has been declining during the past five years but increased in 2016/17 and 2017/18. Household crimes increased by 5% to a total of 1,5 million incidences of crime while individual crime also increased by 5% to a total of 1,6 incidences, affecting 1,4 million individuals aged   read more »