More than 4,500 mopeds stolen in 2007

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27 July 2007, HOEVELAKEN – During the first six months of 2007, 4,588 mopeds were stolen in the Netherlands. The Stichting Aanpak Voertuigcriminaliteit (Foundation for Tackling Vehicle Crime) published these figures on Friday. Following the introduction of registration plates for mopeds over and under 50cc on 1 January 2007 it is now the first time that the exact figures are known about the number of stolen mopeds.

27 July 2007

HOEVELAKEN – During the first six months of 2007,  4,588 mopeds were stolen in the Netherlands. The Stichting Aanpak Voertuigcriminaliteit (Foundation for Tackling Vehicle Crime) published these figures on Friday. Following the introduction of registration plates for mopeds over and under 50cc on 1 January 2007 it is now the first time that the exact figures are known about the number of stolen mopeds.

Stolen mopeds hardly ever find their way back to their rightful owners. Only 27 percent are found back. Most mopeds are stolen in the large cities. In the police regions Amsterdam-Amstelland 559, in the Haaglanden region 357, in Rotterdam-Rijnmond 345 and in Utrecht 299. With 49 mopeds stolen in the first six months of 2007 the number of stolen mopeds in the province of Drenthe is low. 

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP  2007]
Subject: Dutch news

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