Amsterdam has the sixth highest incidence of crime in the country after Rotterdam, Eindhoven, Tilburg, Roermond and Den Bosch, according to the annual crime league table published by the newspaper Algameen Dagblad. Three years ago the Dutch capital held first place. The introduction in Amsterdam of so-called geweldloze zones (nonviolent zones) to boost police surveillance in known trouble spots may have contributed to this result. However, street crime such as pickpocketing, shop-lifting and dealing in hard drugs is still rife.
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