Deaths; accidents, residents, 1996-2017


This table contains information about Dutch residents who died in the given year due to an accident (mainly traffic accidents, accidental falls, drowning or poisoning). The accident may have taken place abroad and/or in the previous year, the date and place of death is the criterion. The data is split by sex and age of the victim. The ICD-10 codes that belong to accidents are V01-W77, W80-X59, Y10-Y19, Y34 and Y85-Y86.

Since 2013 Statistics Netherlands is using IRIS for automatic coding for cause of death. This improved the international comparison of the data. The change in coding did cause a considerable shift in the statistic. Since 2013 the (yearly) ICD-10 updates are applied. For accidents no changes in coding have taken place however.

The persons who died in the MH17 crash in 2014 are not categorized as an accident with an airplane, but as an operation of war (ICD-10 code Y36). These persons are not part of this accidents table.

Data available from 1996 to 2017

Status of the figures:
All figures are final.

Changes as of November 20th 2019:
This table is stopped. All information can be found in the table 'Deaths; cause of death (extensive list), age and sex' and a great part of it in the table 'Deaths; underlying cause of death (shortlist), sex, age'. The fact that on two points the information is shown in a slightly different way has led to confusion and questions throughout the years. This is why the table has been discontinued.
Differences between the discontinued table and the 'short list table' are:
- The short list shows accidental poisoning not including intent unknown;
- The short list shows suffocation including inhalation and ingestion of food causing obstruction to respiratory tract, while this is not shown in the discontinued table.
In paragraph 3 there is a list of links through which substituting information can be found.

When will new figures be published:
Does not apply.

Deaths; accidents, residents, 1996-2017

Sex Age Periods Fatal accidents (number)Total fatal accidents (number) Fatal accidents (number)Transport accidentsTotal transport accidents (number) Transport accidentsVictim’s way of participation in trafficPedestrian (number) Transport accidentsVictim’s way of participation in trafficBicycle (number) Transport accidentsVictim’s way of participation in trafficMopeds and light mopeds (number) Transport accidentsVictim’s way of participation in trafficMotorised disabled vehicle (number) Transport accidentsVictim’s way of participation in trafficMotorcycle (number) Transport accidentsVictim’s way of participation in trafficPassenger car (number) Transport accidentsVictim’s way of participation in trafficDelivery van, lorry (number) Transport accidentsVictim’s way of participation in trafficOther/unknown (number) Fatal accidents (number)Accidental fall (number) Fatal accidents (number)Accidental drowning (number) Fatal accidents (number)Accidental poisoning inc. intent unknownTotal accidental poisoning, inc. intent (number) Accidental poisoning inc. intent unknownCause of poisoningMedicine (number) Accidental poisoning inc. intent unknownCause of poisoningIllegal drugs (narcotics) (number) Accidental poisoning inc. intent unknownCause of poisoningAlcohol (number) Accidental poisoning inc. intent unknownCause of poisoningOther/unknown (number) Fatal accidents (number)Other fatal accidentsTotal other fatal accidents (number) Other fatal accidentsCause other fatal accidentsMechanical effect (number) Other fatal accidentsCause other fatal accidentsSmoke, fire and flames (number) Other fatal accidentsCause other fatal accidentsSuffocation (number) Other fatal accidentsCause other fatal accidentsOther, including sequelae (number)
Total men and women Total all ages 1996 3,367 1,314 127 230 98 2 93 588 26 150 1,605 71 117 21 60 8 28 260 69 80 38 73
Total men and women Total all ages 2000 3,315 1,123 101 222 102 6 89 500 53 50 1,675 107 138 24 84 10 20 272 84 66 47 75
Total men and women Total all ages 2005 3,486 802 80 177 59 16 74 325 22 49 1,961 93 150 37 80 15 18 480 59 67 79 275
Total men and women Total all ages 2008 3,723 726 55 174 52 22 63 291 35 34 2,093 77 161 41 88 19 13 666 41 57 98 470
Total men and women Total all ages 2009 3,831 715 64 181 55 13 64 277 23 38 2,217 81 177 41 103 14 19 641 51 37 97 456
Total men and women Total all ages 2010 3,877 710 67 155 43 18 58 225 21 123 2,303 80 121 25 69 13 14 663 41 39 103 480
Total men and women Total all ages 2011 3,941 696 68 197 45 29 52 229 21 55 2,420 74 139 32 78 11 18 612 52 25 65 470
Total men and women Total all ages 2012 4,332 684 64 204 48 23 53 232 17 43 2,795 81 147 32 87 7 21 625 45 28 47 505
Total men and women Total all ages 2013 4,343 589 52 186 51 35 29 177 21 38 2,884 84 149 36 90 13 10 637 53 39 42 503
Total men and women Total all ages 2014 4,550 584 44 180 45 28 50 179 14 44 3,030 77 152 67 54 18 13 707 50 37 59 561
Total men and women Total all ages 2015 5,131 631 49 177 43 42 46 205 15 54 3,486 83 178 53 95 10 20 753 57 39 40 617
Total men and women Total all ages 2016 5,597 656 45 191 44 37 41 221 23 54 3,883 86 199 61 112 14 12 773 47 42 51 633
Total men and women Total all ages 2017 5,825 624 49 197 46 26 49 183 22 52 4,032 85 231 38 158 15 20 853 45 40 43 725
Source: CBS.
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