Crime Rate Discussion Continues Following Death of Moroccan Youth in Amsterdam

January 7 2013


Two men of Moroccan origin were killed in Amsterdam on December 29 2012. Said el Yazidi (21) and Youssef  Lkhorf(28), who were known to the city’s police, died in Amsterdam following a car chase and shoot out. Police are examining witnesses to gain more information about the perpetrators, reported to be three or four men driving a stolen car.

In the wake of the deaths newspaper Parool published a column reflecting on crime rates among Moroccan youths in the city and recalling statements made 5 years previously by Amsterdam Police detective unit head. In these comments Willem Woelders in identified Amsterdam neighbourhood Diamantbuurt as a source for youth criminals.