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Brussels Prevention & Security

Brussels Prevention & Security

The Brussels Observatory for Prevention and Security (BOPS) was created as part of Brussels Local Authorities by a decision of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region on 16 July 2010, in consultation with the stakeholders.

Following the sixth state reform, Brussels Prevention & Security was established by the Ordinance of 28 May 2015 (FR/NL) in application on 23 november 2015 ( (PDF Format) (74K) (FR/NL). It provides for centralised prevention and security policy management in the Brussels-Capital Region. Within Brussels Prevention & Security, an Observatory for Prevention and Security (BOPS) fulfils missions entrusted to it by the Minister-President under the agglomeration act.

It is against this background of institutional reform implementation that the Brussels Observatory for Prevention and Security presents its 2015 report. This report was drawn up in collaboration with the relevant stakeholders and is based upon a series of data from sources in the Brussels-Capital Region.


The 2015 OBPS report is a first contribution to the Brussels regional prevention and security diagnosis.
It contains reflections on the context data as well as a vision on regional mechanisms in the field of prevention.
The report analyses the police plans and criminality statistics.
An analysis of surveys, polls and inquiries is provided as well, in order to assess the insecurity feeling among the Brussels population in the best possible way.
Finally, the report presents focus sections on municipal administrative sanctions, recorded juvenile crime, security in the public transport and prostitution.





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Brussels Prevention & Security
Brussels Observatory for Prevention and Security

Rue de Ligne 40, 1000 Brussels
Phone: +32 (0)2 507 99 11
Fax: +32 (0)2 507 99 33