Dutch statistics agency CBS has studied the overrepresentation of non-Western immigrants in different stages of the Justice system. The data, compiled at the request of the national police, is staggering: non-Western immigrants are overrepresented in every stage. Non-Western immigrants are in prison 44 times more often than native Dutch (relative to their part of the population).
The graphs show, from left to right, the different stages of the Justice system: police suspects, prosecuted by the Prosecutor’s Office, subpoenaed by Prosecutor’s Office, sentenced in court, detained in prison.
The columns show, from left to right, the nationalities: Netherlands (the baseline for all the graphs), Morocco, Netherlands Antilles, Surinam, Turkey, other non-Western.
Added together, this shows that non-Western immigrants are overrepresented in Dutch prisons by a factor of around 44.
The graphs are based on the years 2010 to 2017.