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Although still relatively limited, electronic theft has increased dramatically in the Netherlands in recent years.
In March 2012, the Dutch Banking Association reported 2011 losses at EUR 92 million – nearly double that of 2010.
Visitors frequently fall prey to pickpockets, bag snatchers, and other petty thieves who target automobiles and hotel rooms.
While thieves may operate anywhere, Amsterdam is a particular focal point for thefts in specific areas.
3 comments General safety in the Netherlands The Netherlands is a very safe country in which to live and many people never experience crime of any sort.
The rate of violent crime is low although tourists are often targeted by thieves.