Amsterdam is a murder capital

About 25% of the murders in the Netherlands in 2016 took place in Amsterdam, according to a report by the Algemeen Dagblad.

As at the end of November 2016, police recorded 99 murders in the country. Out of this number, 23 took place in Amsterdam, reported the website

In 2015, there were only 15 murders in Amsterdam and the province of Brabant province led the murder list.

Altogether, the murder rate in the Netherlands has been in decline in the past years. In 2015, there were a total of 115 murders in the country.