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Number of anonymous tips exceptionally high for the second year in a row; many tips regarding violent offenders and rioters

In 2021, the number of reports to Meld Misdaad Anoniem (M.) was exceptionally high for the second year in a row.  M. forwarded almost 25,000 reports to police and other investigative authorities last year. More than 800 tips were regarding disturbances of public order, such as rioters and football violence. These reports contributed to the identification and tracking down of violent perpetrators and rioters who looted and vandalised. In addition, thanks to these reporters authorities ...

Record number of tips at Meld Misdaad Anoniem in 2020

Significant increase in willingness to report since start corona crisis In 2020, Meld Misdaad Anoniem (Report Crime Anonymously, M.) received a record number of 25,818 reports – an increase of more than fifty percent. Analysis of the annual figures shows a clear impact of the lockdown on the criminal situation. Due to corona virus restrictions, signs of drug trafficking on the streets and from homes -amongst other crimes- became more visible, and cybercrime increased. In addition, there wa...