Yesterday evening there was a burglary on the Meanderlaan in Tholen. Police pursued the two suspects by helicopter.
The differences in Zeeland are not great. In second place this year is the central area of Vlissingen with only one less (21 burglaries) and in third place is the center of Goes (20 burglaries).
The last two are each year in the top of Zeeland home burglary. Which can also be explained, because there are so many houses.
Click on the map below for burglaries in your zip code area. Is your postal code not listed? Then the police had no report.
What is striking about Tholen City’s leadership position is that the rest of the island is avoided by burglars. There were four other burglaries in Oud-Vossemeer (also located against the Brabant border), but further afield, the islanders remained burglary-free throughout the year.
It seems that burglars in Zeeland have a fortnightly rhythm. See the weekly chart above. The week numbers are under the bars.
In Zeeland in 2020 you were at a much higher risk of burglaries for weeks, even. So if the week number is divisible by two. In 2020, there were a total of 268 burglaries in every even week, compared to 208 burglary in the same number of odd-numbered weeks. The phenomenon has occurred in all seasons.
The difference is so big that it can hardly be a coincidence. The police spokesperson (Zeeland-West Brabant region) said this morning that the police had not yet investigated this matter. It is known that certain days of the week (such as Friday, also in Zeeland) are preferred by thieves and certain seasons (such as the gloomy winter season, also in Zeeland). But the fortnightly pace in Zeeland had yet to be noticed.