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What is the crime rate in Amsterdam Netherlands

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I am trying to figure out if the crime rate is less in the netherlands due to the tolerance of marijuana use.
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: General
Expert:  Scott replied 9 years ago.

Hi, and welcome to JA!

Let's look at various types of crime.


US: 0.042802 per 1,000 people [24th]

Netherlands: 0.0111538 per 1,000 people [51st]

Property Crime as a percent of population:

US: 10% [7th]

Netherlands: 7.4% [16st]

Total Crime Victims as a percent of population (however, this statistic represents the number of crimes that get reported, not the actual total):

Netherlands: 25.2% [4th]

US: 21.1% [15th]

Complete stats:



I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any questions.


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