Statistics and monitoring

The WODC issues periodic reports that provide insight into trends and developments. Police statistics, data from the Public Prosecution Service, Statistics Netherlands, the Council for the Judiciary, and others are used for this. The figures collected and the analyses facilitate the forecasting of requirements in the judicial system for example, or the developments in the field of crime and law enforcement.

The WODC (together with others) issues a number of statistical publications and monitors periodically. This involves the topics below.

Forecasts of the Dutch Justice Chains

The WODC uses models to formulate annual estimates about the various types of crime, the number of criminal proceedings with the Judiciary and the number of sanctions to be imposed as well as forecasts for civil and administrative law.

Recidivism Monitor

The Recidivism Monitor is a long-term research project in which periodic, standardized recidivism measurements are taken amongst various groups of convicted criminals. It provides insight into the criminal careers of both adults and young people.

Organized Crime Monitor

Information about, among other things, combating the (cross-border) drugs trade, human smuggling, human trafficking, arms trade, fraud and money laundering can be found in the Organized Crime Monitor.