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Ce qui est clair, toutefois, c'est que comme aux Pays-Bas, l'essentiel des turbulences qui ont affecté le processus d'enregistrement ont eu une incidence sur les catégories d'infractions les moins graves. La figure 5 montre que les tendances indexées pour les infractions graves enregistrées suivent largement la tendance de toutes les infractions BCS - à l'exception de la période du début des années 1990, lorsque les taux d'enregistrement ont baissé même pour ce type d'infractions. La tendance à la hausse de l'ensembledes infractions enregistrées, au tournant du siècle, est largement due aux changements apportés au processus d'enregistrement des infractions les moins sérieuses.

80 comme seuil minimum de convergence (McDowall, Loftin, 2007). Dans l'analyse transversale que l'on vient de voir, on ne trouve ce coefficient pour aucun type d'infraction, même après correction pour tenir compte des taux de renvoi. La confrontation des statistiques européennes d'infractions enregistrées par la police avec les estimations des niveaux réels de délinquance basés sur les enquêtes confirme, de façon irréfutable, que les chiffres de la police ne peuvent pas être utilisés de façon fiable pour comparer les niveaux de délinquance des pays de l'Union Européenne.

Le pourcentage des victimes ayant déclaré avoir signé un rapport a augmenté, passant de 60% dans les années 1980 à 80% en 2004. Cette hausse est plus importante pour les infractions avec violence (de 45% à 60%) et le vandalisme (de 40% à 75%). Dans une analyse secondaire des statistiques criminelles hollandaises disponibles entre 1980 et 2004, Wittebrood et Nieuwbeerta (2006) ont démontré que pratiquement les trois quarts de la hausse de la délinquance enregistrée tenaient au fait que la police enregistre davantage d'infractions qu'auparavant.

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