The following report discusses an alarming increase in the number of crimes committed by asylum seekers in the Netherlands.
Asylum-seekers break crime record again!
Moroccans and Algerians stand at the top of the negative list
by Bart Reijmerink
May 13, 2020
State Secretary Ankie Broekers-Knol has announced the annual data to the Tweede Kamer. And to no one’s surprise, asylum-seekers are revealed to be massively involved in crime. In the past year they were more often involved than the previous year. This is what you get when the VVD [Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie, People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy] has this portfolio…
The increase in 2019 compared with 2018 is no less than 27%. Within AZCs [asylum reception centers], more than 17,000 crimes took place, and almost 5,000 outside AZCs. These numbers are worrisome, given that the total number of asylum-seekers has only declined in the past few years. Thus we can conclude only one thing: The current cabinet is failing miserably with its policy of asylum and migration.
The VVD has been yelling for years that they favor a strict quick-response policy, but in fact we never see any effects from this. They never dare to follow through, unfortunately. In this sort of case, you miss a political heavyweight like Frits Bolkestein [retired VVD politician]. But what do you expect when your party leader is Mark Rutte?
The crime numbers among asylum-seekers are increasing because more and more asylum-seekers come to the Netherlands who have zero-point-zero chance of asylum. Namely, they come from “safe countries”. Countries like Morocco or Algeria. They know that in reality they have no chance of asylum. Unfortunately, they therefore decide to ruin the atmosphere for other asylum-seekers inside the AZCs, nor can they resist causing problems outside the AZCs.
State Secretary Knol herself says that she has taken hard measures; therefore, in the coming year we should expect a drop. First see, then believe…