The number of counterfeit euro banknotes in the Netherlands decreased last year.
A total of 39,600 counterfeit euro banknotes were intercepted. This is a decrease of 28 percent compared to 2009, when 54,900 counterfeit euro banknotes were found.
According to figures released by De Nederlandsche Bank published on Monday.
For the first time in three years there are fewer counterfeit euro banknotes detected in the Netherlands. The decline began in the second half of 2009.
The attention of discerning retailers and law enforcement has helped us in the fight against this crime, according to De Nederlandsche Bank.
Also, worldwide the number of counterfeit euro banknotes decreased. The European Central Bank reported that last year 751,000 counterfeit euro banknotes have been registered, a decrease of 13 percent over 2009.
Both in the Netherlands and the rest of the world fake 50 euro notes are found the most frequently, followed by fake 20 euro notes.
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