How The Hague is working on safety
Published: 31 August 2009 Modified: 09 September 2011
The Municipality of The Hague has placed a high priority on making The Hague safer. Less crime and nuisance and an overall safer feeling in the city.
The safety plan 'A Safe The Hague (2): An Assignment for All Hague Residents' is a plan for the period 2006-2010 that builds upon the safety plan drawn up by the previous Municipal Executive. The plan sets out the Municipal Executive’s objectives and how it intends to achieve them. The Hague’s objective follows the national target of reducing nuisance and crime by 20-25% by 2010.
The approach taken over the 2002-2006 proved to be a success with a noticeable decrease in crime on many fronts. Click here to read the summary of the results during the last four-year period.
Here you can read about how The Hague is working on safety in the coming years.
By rigorously cracking down on habitual criminals, The Hague is becoming a much more pleasant and safer place to live and work for residents and businesspeople in the city.
People are not allowed to drink alcoholic beverages in public areas with an alcohol ban.
By using video pictures the police can react more rapidly when incidents occur, they can better enforce rules and more effectively deploy police officers on the beat.
Most people living in The Hague own a car. And most of the 20 million visitors to The Hague every year come by car. This means that a lot of people are looking for parking spaces in many of the city’s neighbourhoods.
In The Hague the mayor may designate areas where the police may carry out preventive searches on people for concealed weapons.
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