Deaths; suicide (residents), various themes

Deaths; suicide (residents), various themes

Sex Age Periods Total suicides (number) Relative figures Total suicides (Per 100 000 of the average population)
Total men and women Total all ages 2021* 1,861 10.6
Total men and women Younger than 20 years 2021* 56 1.5
Total men and women 20 to 29 years 2021* 237 10.5
Total men and women 30 to 39 years 2021* 246 11.2
Total men and women 40 to 49 years 2021* 260 12.1
Total men and women 50 to 59 years 2021* 434 17.0
Total men and women 60 to 69 years 2021* 304 14.1
Total men and women 70 to 79 years 2021* 189 11.6
Total men and women 80 years or older 2021* 135 16.0
Men Total all ages 2021* 1,295 14.9
Men Younger than 20 years 2021* 36 1.9
Men 20 to 29 years 2021* 166 14.5
Men 30 to 39 years 2021* 175 15.7
Men 40 to 49 years 2021* 181 16.9
Men 50 to 59 years 2021* 305 23.9
Men 60 to 69 years 2021* 211 19.7
Men 70 to 79 years 2021* 121 15.4
Men 80 years or older 2021* 100 29.8
Women Total all ages 2021* 566 6.4
Women Younger than 20 years 2021* 20 1.1
Women 20 to 29 years 2021* 71 6.4
Women 30 to 39 years 2021* 71 6.5
Women 40 to 49 years 2021* 79 7.3
Women 50 to 59 years 2021* 129 10.1
Women 60 to 69 years 2021* 93 8.6
Women 70 to 79 years 2021* 68 8.0
Women 80 years or older 2021* 35 6.9
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. The figures of 2021 are provisional.

Changes as of September 28th 2022:
The provisional figures for 2021 have been added.

When will new figures be published:
In the first quarter of 2023 the final figures for 2021 will be published. In the third quarter the provisional figures for 2022 will be published.

Description topics

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
life.

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
year.
Total suicides
Deaths by suicide per 100 000 of the average population.