Crime and justice
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- Further decline in thefts and drug offences
In 2021, a total of 278 800 offences were registered by the police and prosecuting authority, which is nearly 7 per cent less than the year before. The decline applies to most crime groups, but it is clearly greatest for drug offences, which is reduced by one third.
- Nearly 300 000 offences decided in 2020
The investigation was completed for 297 500 offences in 2020. This resulted in 145 800 charges against 69 900 persons. A year of different social contact has been important, but several of the trends seen in previous years also became clearer.
- Fewer thefts in 2020 – the year of the pandemic
In 2020, a total of 300 600 offences were registered by the police and prosecuting authority, which is 3 per cent less than the year before. The decrease is mainly related to a drop in thefts, but the social implications of the covid-19 pandemic also affected the population's victimization and the registration of other types of offences.
- Increase in waivers of prosecution in 2020
Both the prosecution and the court imposed a normal number of sanctions in 2020. But 76 per cent more conditional waivers of prosecution and half as many on-the-spot customs fines were issued.
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