Youth crime may be declining in the Netherlands, but the number of teenagers participating in armed robbery is increasing. reported by Telegraaf On Friday.
The newspaper said 84 young people between the ages of 13 and 17 were arrested for armed robbery in the first 10 months of this year, compared with 66 last year. Twelve of his youth he was only thirteen.
Juvenile crime has declined overall, but more young teenagers are committing crimes and their crimes are becoming more serious, the newspaper said. Last weekend, police in Zandaam fired warning shots and arrested two of her 14-year-old boys who were occupying a store that turned out to be replica guns.
Police spokesman Jos van der Stap told the paper that authorities were concerned about a particular group of young people with multiple problems. He said.
“They are committing heinous crimes and dealing drugs from an early age, rather than slowly climbing up the criminal ladder, so to speak,” he said.
611 people will be arrested for armed robbery in 2021, and 482 people have been arrested so far this year. Nonetheless, police expect the total number of arrests he will make this year to exceed 2021, as most robberies have been committed in the dark during his last two months of the year.
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