Deaths; suicide (residents), various themes

Deaths; suicide (residents), various themes

Sex Age Periods Methods of suicide Drugs/medicines/alcohol (number)
Total men and women Total all ages 2020 337
Total men and women Younger than 20 years 2020 3
Total men and women 20 to 29 years 2020 29
Total men and women 30 to 39 years 2020 40
Total men and women 40 to 49 years 2020 50
Total men and women 50 to 59 years 2020 83
Total men and women 60 to 69 years 2020 57
Total men and women 70 to 79 years 2020 35
Total men and women 80 years or older 2020 40
Men Total all ages 2020 179
Men Younger than 20 years 2020 0
Men 20 to 29 years 2020 15
Men 30 to 39 years 2020 24
Men 40 to 49 years 2020 32
Men 50 to 59 years 2020 46
Men 60 to 69 years 2020 28
Men 70 to 79 years 2020 19
Men 80 years or older 2020 15
Women Total all ages 2020 158
Women Younger than 20 years 2020 3
Women 20 to 29 years 2020 14
Women 30 to 39 years 2020 16
Women 40 to 49 years 2020 18
Women 50 to 59 years 2020 37
Women 60 to 69 years 2020 29
Women 70 to 79 years 2020 16
Women 80 years or older 2020 25
Source: CBS.
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Table description


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 2020 are final.

Changes as of January 24th 2022:
The final figures for 2020 have been updated.

When will new figures be published:
In the third quarter of 2022 provisional figures for 2021 will be published.

Description topics

Methods of suicide
Drugs/medicines/alcohol