Used as indicator
- Monitoring (trend data)
Insight of the composition and development of registered criminality and the efforts made by the police to fight this. source: http://www.cbs.nl/nl-NL/menu/methoden/dataverzameling/politiestatistiek.htm
Data available on
This statistical product does not collect information on Victim
This statistical product does not collect information on Perpetrator
Information on incidents registered by the police of offenses, including sexual offenses. No information available on the victim, therefore it remains unknown whether the victim was a man or a woman.
Criminal statistics on sexual violence
Criminal statistical data included
On Statline, the external database of the CBS, in the database "characteristics victimization criminality" (Slachtofferschap criminaliteit; persoonskenmerken), violence with sexual intentions is mentioned (geweld met seksuele bedoeling). see http://statline.cbs.nl/StatWeb/publication/?DM=SLNL&PA=80344NED&D1=a&D2=... And in the table "Registered Criminality; offenses and offenders per region" (Geregistreerde criminaliteit; misdrijven en verdachten naar regio) data can be found on rape, sexual assault, stalking and "other sexual offenses". see http://statline.cbs.nl/StatWeb/publication/?DM=SLNL&PA=80344NED&D1=a&D2=...)
The previous year (on statline data is available from 2005-2011)
Frequency of updating
Registered criminality data on statline is published twice a year.
Triangulate with administrative data sources.
No information available
Quality assurance process
The statistical product is submitted to its data sources, namely: 1. Voorziening tot samenwerking Politie Nederland (vtsPN), which is the National police on behalf of the 24 regional police forces; 2. Regional police force Haaglanden. 3. National police force (Korps Landelijke Politiediensten (KLPD)) 4. Military police (Koninklijke Marechaussee (Kmar)) The statistical product is compared to those of previous years and in so far possible with results from other reports of different (police) organisations. Source: http://www.cbs.nl/nl-NL/menu/themas/veiligheid-recht/methoden/dataverzam...
Mixed. The developments described under question 23 affects the quality (accuracy and reliability) of the statistical product in several ways: Strengths: -The results are more complete and more comparable (i.e.. on regional level), as all data is delivered in the same manner and same time frame. - Incidents are no longer counted twice. If for example an incidents took place in region A, but reported in region B are registered twice, however in GIDS these are counted only once. - By counting as prescribed by GIDS, the CBS data and police data of offenses are comparable. Where previously incidents were not counted when no charges were presses (but a victim or offender was known) , these incidents are counted under GIDS. - The classification of offenses in primary and secondary categories has been adjusted, improved and expanded as now all regions deliver their data by incident code. Limitations: - The Police force Haaglanden changed to the BVH system at the end of 2009. As a result the fourth quarter of 2009 are estimates. - Minor offenses like driving under influence which are registered under the system TOBIAS (estimated at 30.000 year) are still missing in the statistical product, however this does not include VAW offenses. - The Algemene Rekenkamer has reported that there might be a registration effect because of the change of recording system used by the police. For example police recording an incident as a less serious offense so they don't need to record it, while other incidents seem to be recorded higher then before the system changed. Source: http://www.cbs.nl/nl-NL/menu/themas/veiligheid-recht/methoden/dataverzam... and Algemene Rekenkamer, ICT Politie 2010, ’s-Gravenhage 15 juni 2011, p.16
No information available
Good. The provisional results are based on data aggregated up to March following the year of publishing. At that time almost all incidents are recorded. The final results (statistical product) are based on data aggregated until October following the year of publishing. These statistics contain more information on the offender and whether or not charges have been pressed. Source: http://www.cbs.nl/nl-NL/menu/themas/veiligheid-recht/methoden/dataverzam...
- Over time
Over time. Data is comparable from 2005 and on.
There has been a proposal by the CBS to the police that has just been approved to get more victim data from the police, which will be extracted from the police BVA system (that is used by police to register reports made by the victim). The CBS will then receive more background information from about the victim which will enable them to link this data up with other background information they extract from the GBA (Gemeentelijke Basisadministratie Persoonsgegevens), which is the Municipal registration system of personal records. (Source: Interview CBS) Moreover in the period between June 2008 and December 2009 all police forces changed data system, which might influence the quality of the CBS data. While before the police forces were providing their data through the systems BPS, Xpol and Genesys, the police forced now all use the processing system Basisvoorziening Handhaving (BVH). Only the military police (Kmar) still uses the BPS en delivers data 4 times a year to CBS. The national police database in place is the Geïntegreerde Interactieve Databank voor Strategische bedrijfsinformatie (GIDS). source: CBS Criminaliteit en rechtshandhaving 2011, page 334 and http://www.cbs.nl/nl-NL/menu/themas/veiligheid-recht/methoden/dataverzam...