|Sex||Age||Periods||Suicide motives Mental disorder (number)||Suicide motives Physical disorder (number)||Suicide motives Domestic circumstances (number)||Suicide motives Other motive (number)||Suicide motives Motive unknown (number)|
|Total men and women||Total all ages||2020||1,035||110||116||147||415|
|Total men and women||Younger than 20 years||2020||34||0||5||4||19|
|Total men and women||20 to 29 years||2020||126||1||6||17||49|
|Total men and women||30 to 39 years||2020||140||8||19||21||55|
|Total men and women||40 to 49 years||2020||176||2||32||24||62|
|Total men and women||50 to 59 years||2020||233||16||32||38||89|
|Total men and women||60 to 69 years||2020||167||23||9||24||61|
|Total men and women||70 to 79 years||2020||102||36||8||9||51|
|Total men and women||80 years or older||2020||57||24||5||10||29|
|Men||Total all ages||2020||663||72||91||117||285|
|Men||Younger than 20 years||2020||15||0||3||2||15|
|Men||20 to 29 years||2020||68||0||5||13||38|
|Men||30 to 39 years||2020||99||4||12||17||46|
|Men||40 to 49 years||2020||124||2||26||20||41|
|Men||50 to 59 years||2020||154||8||28||34||52|
|Men||60 to 69 years||2020||107||13||9||18||41|
|Men||70 to 79 years||2020||66||29||4||7||32|
|Men||80 years or older||2020||30||16||4||6||20|
|Women||Total all ages||2020||372||38||25||30||130|
|Women||Younger than 20 years||2020||19||0||2||2||4|
|Women||20 to 29 years||2020||58||1||1||4||11|
|Women||30 to 39 years||2020||41||4||7||4||9|
|Women||40 to 49 years||2020||52||0||6||4||21|
|Women||50 to 59 years||2020||79||8||4||4||37|
|Women||60 to 69 years||2020||60||10||0||6||20|
|Women||70 to 79 years||2020||36||7||4||2||19|
|Women||80 years or older||2020||27||8||1||4||9|
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.
- Suicide motives
- Mental disorder
- Burn out, depression and other mental disorders.
- Physical disorder
- Domestic circumstances
- Other motive
- For instance, loss of family, financial/economic motives, addiction,
sexual inclination, study/job.
- Motive unknown