Cybercrime cases in the Netherlands tripled since 2019

Cybercrime cases in the Netherlands have tripled since 2019, despite a decrease in traditional crimes like burglaries and muggings.

A surge in digital crimes that occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic seems to be continuing in the Netherlands, despite a low number of burglaries, robberies, and muggings. These digital crimes include online scams and fraud. Reports on cybercrime cases stood at 4,715 in 2019 and rose to 13,949 in 2022. Conversely, while classic crimes have slightly increased since the end of the pandemic, their number still remains low compared to 2019.