Netherlands: Many people across the globe may find it difficult to believe that there can be a country on this planet, sans violence and crime. The Netherlands is closing all its prisons because the cost of maintaining them is too high. The reason why the prisons aren’t cost-efficient, however, is something of a national blessing: thanks to the country’s steadily declining crime rate, thousands of prison cells are going unused
The Netherlands has been observing a steady drop in the crime since 2004 and it’s all good and merry on that side of the world. With no one breaking laws or trying to kill anyone, they do not really have people who have wronged the system in any way.