AMSTERDAM - The number of prisoners in the Netherlands is relatively quickly compared to other countries. According to a study by the Research and Documentation Centre (WODC) of the Ministry of Security. Per 100,000 inhabitants of our country in 2010, there were 75 prisoners. In 2005 there were still 134. This is a decrease of 44 percent, down where no other country can match investigated. Estonia is in absolute numbers still over (68 less), but there are many more people per 100,000 people grumble, namely 259. less heavy That the number of prisoners in our country so sharply decreases, is according to a spokesman for the Ministry of Justice, mostly because in the Netherlands the number of serious crimes decreases sharply. Moreover, there is also less severely punished. '' In some other countries, like the United Kingdom, the crime also fell sharply but takes the punishment duration significantly. This keeps the number of detainees still great.'' Lithuania The trend reflects the Ministry seen as something positive. After all, there's less serious crime. ,, Note this is that some crimes such as robbery and burglary, the percentage clarification too low to be seen and therefore targets have been set to improve that. This enables the use of cells grow.'' In about half of the total of 33 surveyed western countries, the number of prisoners per capita increases. The largest absolute increase was in Lithuania, the largest relative increase seen in Ireland.
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