Dutch Police use YouTube to Fight Crime

The Dutch Police started a pilot in the Netherlands where videos of robberies and other crimes will be uploaded to YouTube instantly. They are no longer waiting for crime TV shows to show crime videos.

The Dutch Police is currently facing a wave of robberies. For successful results the experiment will soon get implemented nationwide. “I support the use of new media in the detection of crime,” said a Dutch Police Chief. “Obviously it in consultation with the public prosecutor and according to the privacy rules.”

The first videos are now on YouTube, including attacks on a bakery in Tilburg, a pharmacy and a petrol station in Oosterhout.

In addition, the regional force created a map of recent robberies on Google Maps.

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