Deaths; suicide (residents), various themes

Deaths; suicide (residents), various themes

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
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

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