In the Netherlands, the 2022 discrimination report, which was prepared with the contribution of various institutions, was published in line with the request of the Ministry of Interior and the Police Service.
In the report, “discrimination” complaints made to the police and the children’s ombudsman increased compared to the previous year, while the cases of discrimination in other institutions decreased.
In the report, which stated that the number of discrimination complaints received by the police in the Netherlands increased to 6,738 in 2022, it was reported that this was 2 percent more than the previous year.
In the report, it was emphasized that discrimination based on ethnic origin is seen the most in the country, and that these are mostly experienced during business life and public services.
In the report, which explains that the discrimination complaints submitted to the police continued to increase for the third year in a row, it was noted that 43 percent of the complaints to the police and 49 percent of the complaints to the Discrimination Complaints Services (ADV) originate from “ethnicity”.
In the report, it was stated that 21 percent of the discrimination cases examined by ADV in 2022 were experienced in business life, 16 percent in the provision of public services, 8 percent in the procurement of private services, and 8 percent by neighbors.
Discrimination based on religion was made mostly against Muslims.
In the report, which includes anti-Semitism as a separate category, it was mentioned that the cases of discrimination based on other religions and beliefs are mostly made against Muslims.
In the figures provided by the police, it was stated that Muslims were targeted in 93 percent of religious-based discrimination in 2022, compared to 67 percent in the previous year.
Likewise, in the figures of ADV, it was stated that while 73 percent of discrimination based on religion was directed against Muslims in 2022, this rate was 65 percent in 2021.
The discrimination report, published regularly in the Netherlands every year, is prepared with statistical information obtained from the Police Service, Discrimination Complaints Services (ADV), Internet Discrimination Hotline (MIND), Dutch Institute of Human Rights, National Ombudsman and Children’s Ombudsman.