Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Belgium: 75 percent citizens feel secure in the country


Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at

The findings of a recent study conducted by the Belgian police to monitor security and safety issues in the country, entitled “Monitoring the Security Situation,” revealed that the majority of Belgium citizens are satisfied with the security situation in the country.

According to Belgium security poll, the first of its kind in nearly 10 years. Federal police chief Marc de Mesmaeker said the federal police took the views of at least 168,208 citizens, making the report truly representative of the Belgian street.

Mesmaeker said that 75 percent of respondents feel safe or almost permanent in their neighborhoods. On the other hand, 5 percent said they often feel insecure, a figure that dropped by 3 percent from the last poll in 2008.

Mesmaeker explains the things that irritate or worry the Belgium citizens more, which are mostly connected to traffic, but they are among the top five centers: speed (66%), dumping of waste or waste on streets (50%), anger on roads or aggressive behavior by drivers Motor vehicles (44%).

While crime figures remain relatively stable, the number of cybercrime has risen again, surged by 15% compared to 2017. However, the police suspect that the real figure is much higher, as many people are not doing enough to file a formal complaint.

“We believe that 8 out of every 10 victims do not go to the police, it is one of the most common forms of crime, but the least of them, the victims who do not go to the police”.Mesmaeker said

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