Deaths; suicide (residents), various themes


This table contains the number of victims of suicide arranged by marital status, method, motives, age and sex. They represent the number deaths by suicide in the resident population of the Netherlands.

The figures in this table are equal to the suicide figures in the causes of death statistics, because they are based on the same files. The causes of death statistics do not contain information on the motive of suicide. For the years 1950-1995, this information is obtained from a historical data file on suicides. For the years 1996-now the motive is taken from the external causes of death (Niet-Natuurlijke dood) file.
Before the 9th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD), i.e. for the years 1950-1978, it was not possible to code "jumping in front of train/metro". For these years 1950-1978 "jumping in front of train/metro" has been left empty, and it has been counted in the group "other method".

Relative figures have been calculated per 100 000 of the corresponding population group. The figures are calculated based on the average population of the corresponding year.

Data available from: 1950

Status of the figures:
The figures up to and including 2018.

Changes as of December 19th 2019:
The provisional figures of 2018 have made final.

When will new figures be published?
In the third quarter of 2020 provisional figures for 2019 will be published.

Deaths; suicide (residents), various themes

Sex Age Periods Total suicides (number) Relative figuresTotal suicides (Per 100 000 of the average population)
Total men and women Total all ages 2000 1,500 9.4
Total men and women Total all ages 2010 1,600 9.6
Total men and women Total all ages 2016 1,893 11.1
Total men and women Total all ages 2017 1,917 11.2
Total men and women Total all ages 2018 1,829 10.6
Total men and women Younger than 20 years 2000 48 1.2
Total men and women Younger than 20 years 2010 55 1.4
Total men and women Younger than 20 years 2016 48 1.3
Total men and women Younger than 20 years 2017 81 2.1
Total men and women Younger than 20 years 2018 51 1.3
Total men and women 20 to 29 years 2000 154 7.3
Total men and women 20 to 29 years 2010 148 7.3
Total men and women 20 to 29 years 2016 175 8.2
Total men and women 20 to 29 years 2017 195 9.0
Total men and women 20 to 29 years 2018 222 10.1
Total men and women 30 to 39 years 2000 282 10.7
Total men and women 30 to 39 years 2010 198 9.2
Total men and women 30 to 39 years 2016 240 11.8
Total men and women 30 to 39 years 2017 205 9.9
Total men and women 30 to 39 years 2018 242 11.6
Total men and women 40 to 49 years 2000 367 15.5
Total men and women 40 to 49 years 2010 397 15.3
Total men and women 40 to 49 years 2016 336 14.1
Total men and women 40 to 49 years 2017 357 15.3
Total men and women 40 to 49 years 2018 298 13.0
Total men and women 50 to 59 years 2000 266 13.1
Total men and women 50 to 59 years 2010 369 16.2
Total men and women 50 to 59 years 2016 447 18.2
Total men and women 50 to 59 years 2017 472 19.0
Total men and women 50 to 59 years 2018 432 17.3
Total men and women 60 to 69 years 2000 169 12.3
Total men and women 60 to 69 years 2010 240 12.8
Total men and women 60 to 69 years 2016 337 16.1
Total men and women 60 to 69 years 2017 326 15.7
Total men and women 60 to 69 years 2018 299 14.3
Total men and women 70 to 79 years 2000 124 12.3
Total men and women 70 to 79 years 2010 109 9.7
Total men and women 70 to 79 years 2016 186 13.9
Total men and women 70 to 79 years 2017 169 11.9
Total men and women 70 to 79 years 2018 176 11.8
Total men and women 80 years or older 2000 90 17.7
Total men and women 80 years or older 2010 84 12.8
Total men and women 80 years or older 2016 124 16.4
Total men and women 80 years or older 2017 112 14.5
Total men and women 80 years or older 2018 109 13.8
Men Total all ages 2000 999 12.7
Men Total all ages 2010 1,124 13.7
Men Total all ages 2016 1,279 15.1
Men Total all ages 2017 1,304 15.3
Men Total all ages 2018 1,176 13.7
Men Younger than 20 years 2000 40 2.0
Men Younger than 20 years 2010 42 2.1
Men Younger than 20 years 2016 30 1.5
Men Younger than 20 years 2017 50 2.6
Men Younger than 20 years 2018 30 1.5
Men 20 to 29 years 2000 118 11.1
Men 20 to 29 years 2010 112 11.0
Men 20 to 29 years 2016 124 11.4
Men 20 to 29 years 2017 146 13.3
Men 20 to 29 years 2018 146 13.2
Men 30 to 39 years 2000 193 14.3
Men 30 to 39 years 2010 130 12.1
Men 30 to 39 years 2016 167 16.3
Men 30 to 39 years 2017 142 13.7
Men 30 to 39 years 2018 169 16.1
Men 40 to 49 years 2000 242 20.2
Men 40 to 49 years 2010 285 21.8
Men 40 to 49 years 2016 233 19.6
Men 40 to 49 years 2017 253 21.7
Men 40 to 49 years 2018 198 17.4
Men 50 to 59 years 2000 172 16.7
Men 50 to 59 years 2010 260 22.8
Men 50 to 59 years 2016 306 24.8
Men 50 to 59 years 2017 328 26.3
Men 50 to 59 years 2018 271 21.6
Men 60 to 69 years 2000 100 14.9
Men 60 to 69 years 2010 169 18.1
Men 60 to 69 years 2016 225 21.6
Men 60 to 69 years 2017 206 19.9
Men 60 to 69 years 2018 185 17.9
Men 70 to 79 years 2000 74 17.4
Men 70 to 79 years 2010 76 14.8
Men 70 to 79 years 2016 121 19.1
Men 70 to 79 years 2017 108 15.9
Men 70 to 79 years 2018 106 14.8
Men 80 years or older 2000 60 38.8
Men 80 years or older 2010 50 22.4
Men 80 years or older 2016 73 26.0
Men 80 years or older 2017 71 24.4
Men 80 years or older 2018 71 23.5
Women Total all ages 2000 501 6.2
Women Total all ages 2010 476 5.7
Women Total all ages 2016 614 7.2
Women Total all ages 2017 613 7.1
Women Total all ages 2018 653 7.5
Women Younger than 20 years 2000 8 0.4
Women Younger than 20 years 2010 13 0.7
Women Younger than 20 years 2016 18 1.0
Women Younger than 20 years 2017 31 1.7
Women Younger than 20 years 2018 21 1.1
Women 20 to 29 years 2000 36 3.5
Women 20 to 29 years 2010 36 3.6
Women 20 to 29 years 2016 51 4.8
Women 20 to 29 years 2017 49 4.6
Women 20 to 29 years 2018 76 7.0
Women 30 to 39 years 2000 89 6.9
Women 30 to 39 years 2010 68 6.3
Women 30 to 39 years 2016 73 7.2
Women 30 to 39 years 2017 63 6.1
Women 30 to 39 years 2018 73 7.0
Women 40 to 49 years 2000 125 10.7
Women 40 to 49 years 2010 112 8.7
Women 40 to 49 years 2016 103 8.6
Women 40 to 49 years 2017 104 8.9
Women 40 to 49 years 2018 100 8.7
Women 50 to 59 years 2000 94 9.4
Women 50 to 59 years 2010 109 9.6
Women 50 to 59 years 2016 141 11.5
Women 50 to 59 years 2017 144 11.6
Women 50 to 59 years 2018 161 12.9
Women 60 to 69 years 2000 69 9.7
Women 60 to 69 years 2010 71 7.6
Women 60 to 69 years 2016 112 10.6
Women 60 to 69 years 2017 120 11.5
Women 60 to 69 years 2018 114 10.9
Women 70 to 79 years 2000 50 8.5
Women 70 to 79 years 2010 33 5.4
Women 70 to 79 years 2016 65 9.3
Women 70 to 79 years 2017 61 8.2
Women 70 to 79 years 2018 70 9.0
Women 80 years or older 2000 30 8.5
Women 80 years or older 2010 34 7.8
Women 80 years or older 2016 51 10.7
Women 80 years or older 2017 41 8.5
Women 80 years or older 2018 38 7.8
Source: CBS.
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