|Sex||Age||Periods||Total suicides (number)||Relative figures Total suicides (Per 100 000 of the average population)|
|Total men and women||Total all ages||2020*||1,823||10.5|
|Total men and women||Younger than 20 years||2020*||62||1.6|
|Total men and women||20 to 29 years||2020*||199||8.9|
|Total men and women||30 to 39 years||2020*||243||11.2|
|Total men and women||40 to 49 years||2020*||296||13.5|
|Total men and women||50 to 59 years||2020*||408||16.1|
|Total men and women||60 to 69 years||2020*||284||13.3|
|Total men and women||70 to 79 years||2020*||206||12.9|
|Total men and women||80 years or older||2020*||125||15.1|
|Men||Total all ages||2020*||1,228||14.2|
|Men||Younger than 20 years||2020*||35||1.8|
|Men||20 to 29 years||2020*||124||10.9|
|Men||30 to 39 years||2020*||178||16.3|
|Men||40 to 49 years||2020*||213||19.6|
|Men||50 to 59 years||2020*||276||21.7|
|Men||60 to 69 years||2020*||188||17.8|
|Men||70 to 79 years||2020*||138||18.0|
|Men||80 years or older||2020*||76||23.3|
|Women||Total all ages||2020*||595||6.8|
|Women||Younger than 20 years||2020*||27||1.5|
|Women||20 to 29 years||2020*||75||6.8|
|Women||30 to 39 years||2020*||65||6.1|
|Women||40 to 49 years||2020*||83||7.6|
|Women||50 to 59 years||2020*||132||10.4|
|Women||60 to 69 years||2020*||96||9.0|
|Women||70 to 79 years||2020*||68||8.2|
|Women||80 years or older||2020*||49||9.7|
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 2019 are final. The figures for 2020 are provisional.
Changes as of September 27th 2021:
The final figures for 2019 and the provisional figures of 2020 have been updated.
When will new figures be published:
In the first quarter of 2022 final figures for 2020 will be published.
- Total suicides
- Total number of male and female suicides in the year selected.
Definition of suicide:
Intentional self-harm. The victim has explicitly acted to take his/her own
The following ICD-codes are applicable:
- For 1950-1957 ICD-6: E963, E970-E979
- For 1958-1968 ICD-7: E963, E970-E979
- For 1969-1978 ICD-8: E950-E959
- For 1979-1995 ICD-9: E950-E959
- From 1996 ICD-10: X60-X84
- Relative figures
- Per 100 000 in the corresponding population age group.
The figures are calculated for the average population in the corresponding
- Total suicides
- Deaths by suicide per 100 000 of the average population.