Deaths; suicide (residents), various themes

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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 2018.

Changes as of December 19th 2019:
The provisional figures of 2018 have made final.

When will new figures be published?
In the third quarter of 2020 provisional figures for 2019 will be published.

Deaths; suicide (residents), various themes

Sex Age Periods Methods of suicideDrugs/medicines/alcohol (number)
Total men and women Total all ages 2018 350
Total men and women Younger than 20 years 2018 3
Total men and women 20 to 29 years 2018 27
Total men and women 30 to 39 years 2018 31
Total men and women 40 to 49 years 2018 56
Total men and women 50 to 59 years 2018 95
Total men and women 60 to 69 years 2018 66
Total men and women 70 to 79 years 2018 36
Total men and women 80 years or older 2018 36
Men Total all ages 2018 151
Men Younger than 20 years 2018 1
Men 20 to 29 years 2018 12
Men 30 to 39 years 2018 12
Men 40 to 49 years 2018 29
Men 50 to 59 years 2018 41
Men 60 to 69 years 2018 25
Men 70 to 79 years 2018 12
Men 80 years or older 2018 19
Women Total all ages 2018 199
Women Younger than 20 years 2018 2
Women 20 to 29 years 2018 15
Women 30 to 39 years 2018 19
Women 40 to 49 years 2018 27
Women 50 to 59 years 2018 54
Women 60 to 69 years 2018 41
Women 70 to 79 years 2018 24
Women 80 years or older 2018 17
Source: CBS.
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