Crime prevention in the Netherlands
Pilot projects evaluated
- Polder, W.
- Place of publication:
- The Hague
- Year of publication:
- Dutch Penal Law and Policy Notes 07
- Ov 4626
In 1985, the Dutch government launched a five year crime prevention program in response to the rise of crime. Since there existed little experience with prevention programs the main goal was to set up organizational networks and provide a knowledge base regarding effective crime prevention measures. Over 200 prevention projects have been set up. A meta evaluation of the projects concludes that crime prevention can be very effective under certain conditions.