Most Flemings would turn in family

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22 October 2007, BRUSSELS – Almost seven in ten Flemings would turn in family members if they had been involved in a crime. Two in three would be willing to help with the investigation. This has emerged from a survey by television company NBC Universal Global Networks.

22 October 2007

BRUSSELS – Almost seven in ten Flemings would turn in family members if they had been involved in a crime. Two in three would be willing to help with the investigation. This has emerged from a survey by television company NBC Universal Global Networks.

The survey by 13th Street, a crime channel from NBC that has been available on digital television in Flanders since the beginning of this month, conducted a survey on the internet of 501 Flemings and Brussels residents. The poll also indicated that journalist Chris de Stoop is the most popular "champion of justice" among respondents.

The Flemish actor who best portrayed the arm of the law was Hubert Damen (police commissioner Witse) according to 31 percent of respondents in the survey, followed by Herbert Flack (chief inspector Pieter Van In from Aspe). The most popular Belgian detective is Hercule Poirot (37 percent). More than half of Flemings (58 percent) said they would like to play a guest role in a crime series, preferably the role of police officer (41 percent) or falsely accused (27 percent).

The Belgian crime most vividly remembered among Flemings is the Dutroux case (75 percent), followed by the crimes of the Nivelles Gang. The most memorable crimes abroad included the attacks on the World Trade Center Buildings in New York, the assassination of JFK, and the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

About 76 percent of the Flemings feel safe in their own city, and 92 percent feel safe in their own home. Four in five Flemings believe in conspiracy theories. They would not be quick to hire a private investigator however. Those who would hire one would do so in cases of blackmail, adultery or murder.

Flemings cited the scene in The Silence of the Lambs when protagonist Clarice finds a severed head in a glass jar as the scariest film scene ever.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Belgian news

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