Internet and economy hit prostitution

24th April 2007, Comments 0 comments

24 April 2007, THE HAGUE – The number of legal businesses in the sex industry in the Netherlands has fallen by about one sixth, according to a report published today by the Research and Documentation Centre (WODC) of the justice department. The researchers attributed the decrease in prostitution businesses partly to the rise of the internet. Webcam sex is cited as a new competitor for the prostitutes.

24 April 2007

THE HAGUE – The number of legal businesses in the sex industry in the Netherlands has fallen by about one sixth, according to a report published today by the Research and Documentation Centre (WODC) of the justice department.
 
The researchers attributed the decrease in prostitution businesses partly to the rise of the internet. Webcam sex is cited as a new competitor for the prostitutes.

Not only the internet but the lagging economy in past years and the increasingly sexual character of certain nightclubs and organised parties have contributed to the decline of prostitution, the researchers said.

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Subject: Dutch news

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