LISTS OF FIGURES: DIVERSITY IN THE BAJES
It is common knowledge that some, all too well known, groups are over-represented in crime.
But how much exactly? This is best seen in prison figures, since it concerns criminals who have been identified, arrested and tried for minor offenses.
Below is a list of population groups, their share in the prison and their share in the general population:
Native Dutch: 33.4% of the Detainees and 76.4% of the Dutch population
Non-Western Immigrants: 45.9% of the Detainees, but 13.4% of the Dutch population
Western immigrants: 19.8% of the Detainees, but 10.2% of the Dutch population
Moroccans: 11.9% of the Detainees, but 2.3% of the Dutch population
Antilleans: 7.4% of the Detainees, but 0.9% of the Dutch population
Or in short: While immigrants constituted only 23.6% of the population in 2019, they were responsible for 65.9% of the detainees
In 2005, immigrants were "only" 59.9% of the prisoners and 50.650 people (of all backgrounds) were in jail, compared to 33.960 in 2019.
Composition Migration backgrounds in the Netherlands, 2019
Story of a known detainee: