News of: Sunday, May 14 2006,

Amsterdam out of top 5 criminal cities in Netherlands

Amsterdam has again gone down on the list of cities with the most crimes.

Three years ago, Amsterdam was still number 1 on this list, last year it was 4th, and in 2005 it has gone to the 6th place.

The list is published every year by Algemeen Dagblad, one of Holland's bigger newspapers.

Rotterdam is #1 (like last year), followed by Eindhoven, Tilburg, Roermond and Den Bosch.
Amsterdam has still high scores for pickpocketing, shop lifting, and dealing in hard drugs.

Research by the city of Amsterdam itself shows the same tendency. Crime figures are going down, and the Amsterdammers feel safer.