Tomorrowland is the largest festival in Europe, and arguably the world. It spanned 3 weekends in 2022, with 16 stages, 400 DJ’s, and almost 600,000 attendees. The fest is basically a mid-sized city that forms every year. So some arrests are bound to happen.
The Belgian Police of Boom, Flanders released the statistics for this year’s crime report:
212 people were arrested for various reasons. 59 people tried to hop the fence. 54 others were arrested for dealing drugs. 20 were arrested for picking pockets, with 181 thefts reported altogether.
People were also fined for lesser illegalities. 607 drug users were fined and removed from the festivals. 7 drone fliers and 60 illegal taxi drivers were also fined and kicked out.
This is actually a pretty decent showing up for humanity in this regard. Let’s take a moment to celebrate that violent crime is at zero for the largest festival in Europe.