Deaths; murder and manslaughter, crime scene in The Netherlands


This table contains the number of persons died as a result of murder or manslaughter, where the crime scene is located in the Netherlands. The victims can be residents or non-residents of the Netherlands. The data can be split by location of the crime, method, age and sex. The criterion is the date of death, the date of the criminal act can be in the previous year.
Since 2014 the figures cannot be split by both sex and age for the location and method variables, due to small numbers and the distribution this split could lead to disclosure of individual information.
Since 2013 Statistics Netherlands is using Iris for automatic coding for causes of death. This improved the international comparison of the data. The change in coding did cause a considerable shift in the statistics. Since 2013 the (yearly) ICD-10 updates are applied. However for murder and manslaughter no changes in coding have taken place.
The ICD-10 codes that belong to murder and manslaughter are X85-Y09.

Data available from: 1996

Status of the figures:
The figures up to and including 2018 are final.

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

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

Deaths; murder and manslaughter, crime scene in The Netherlands

Sex Age Periods Total victims of murder and manslaughter (number) Victims murder, manslaughter, relative (Per mln of the average population)
Total men and women Total all ages 2013 147 8.7
Total men and women Total all ages 2014 144 8.5
Total men and women Total all ages 2015 120 7.1
Total men and women Total all ages 2016 108 6.5
Total men and women Total all ages 2017 158 9.2
Total men and women Total all ages 2018 119 6.9
Total men and women Younger than 20 years 2013 19 4.9
Total men and women Younger than 20 years 2014 14 3.6
Total men and women Younger than 20 years 2015 9 2.4
Total men and women Younger than 20 years 2016 8 2.1
Total men and women Younger than 20 years 2017 17 4.5
Total men and women Younger than 20 years 2018 13 3.4
Total men and women 20 to 29 years 2013 29 13.9
Total men and women 20 to 29 years 2014 27 12.8
Total men and women 20 to 29 years 2015 27 12.7
Total men and women 20 to 29 years 2016 23 10.2
Total men and women 20 to 29 years 2017 33 15.2
Total men and women 20 to 29 years 2018 25 11.4
Total men and women 30 to 39 years 2013 31 15.3
Total men and women 30 to 39 years 2014 31 15.4
Total men and women 30 to 39 years 2015 21 10.4
Total men and women 30 to 39 years 2016 28 13.7
Total men and women 30 to 39 years 2017 26 12.6
Total men and women 30 to 39 years 2018 20 9.6
Total men and women 40 to 49 years 2013 28 11.0
Total men and women 40 to 49 years 2014 31 12.4
Total men and women 40 to 49 years 2015 27 11.1
Total men and women 40 to 49 years 2016 18 8.0
Total men and women 40 to 49 years 2017 32 13.7
Total men and women 40 to 49 years 2018 21 9.2
Total men and women 50 to 59 years 2013 19 8.0
Total men and women 50 to 59 years 2014 17 7.1
Total men and women 50 to 59 years 2015 18 7.4
Total men and women 50 to 59 years 2016 13 5.7
Total men and women 50 to 59 years 2017 26 10.5
Total men and women 50 to 59 years 2018 21 8.4
Total men and women 60 years or older 2013 21 5.4
Total men and women 60 years or older 2014 24 6.0
Total men and women 60 years or older 2015 18 4.4
Total men and women 60 years or older 2016 18 4.5
Total men and women 60 years or older 2017 24 5.6
Total men and women 60 years or older 2018 19 4.4
Men Total all ages 2013 89 10.7
Men Total all ages 2014 113 13.5
Men Total all ages 2015 77 9.2
Men Total all ages 2016 74 9.0
Men Total all ages 2017 112 13.2
Men Total all ages 2018 76 8.9
Men Younger than 20 years 2013 11 5.6
Men Younger than 20 years 2014 10 5.1
Men Younger than 20 years 2015 3 1.5
Men Younger than 20 years 2016 5 2.6
Men Younger than 20 years 2017 9 4.6
Men Younger than 20 years 2018 10 5.1
Men 20 to 29 years 2013 21 19.9
Men 20 to 29 years 2014 22 20.6
Men 20 to 29 years 2015 23 21.4
Men 20 to 29 years 2016 19 16.5
Men 20 to 29 years 2017 27 24.6
Men 20 to 29 years 2018 16 14.4
Men 30 to 39 years 2013 22 21.7
Men 30 to 39 years 2014 26 25.8
Men 30 to 39 years 2015 17 16.8
Men 30 to 39 years 2016 18 17.6
Men 30 to 39 years 2017 22 21.2
Men 30 to 39 years 2018 13 12.4
Men 40 to 49 years 2013 16 12.5
Men 40 to 49 years 2014 28 22.4
Men 40 to 49 years 2015 17 13.9
Men 40 to 49 years 2016 13 11.8
Men 40 to 49 years 2017 23 19.8
Men 40 to 49 years 2018 12 10.5
Men 50 to 59 years 2013 9 7.6
Men 50 to 59 years 2014 14 11.6
Men 50 to 59 years 2015 12 9.8
Men 50 to 59 years 2016 8 7.3
Men 50 to 59 years 2017 18 14.5
Men 50 to 59 years 2018 13 10.4
Men 60 years or older 2013 10 5.5
Men 60 years or older 2014 13 7.0
Men 60 years or older 2015 5 2.6
Men 60 years or older 2016 11 6.1
Men 60 years or older 2017 13 6.5
Men 60 years or older 2018 12 5.8
Women Total all ages 2013 58 6.8
Women Total all ages 2014 31 3.6
Women Total all ages 2015 43 5.0
Women Total all ages 2016 34 4.0
Women Total all ages 2017 46 5.3
Women Total all ages 2018 43 5.0
Women Younger than 20 years 2013 8 4.2
Women Younger than 20 years 2014 4 2.1
Women Younger than 20 years 2015 6 3.2
Women Younger than 20 years 2016 3 1.6
Women Younger than 20 years 2017 8 4.3
Women Younger than 20 years 2018 3 1.6
Women 20 to 29 years 2013 8 7.7
Women 20 to 29 years 2014 5 4.8
Women 20 to 29 years 2015 4 3.8
Women 20 to 29 years 2016 4 3.8
Women 20 to 29 years 2017 6 5.6
Women 20 to 29 years 2018 9 8.3
Women 30 to 39 years 2013 9 8.9
Women 30 to 39 years 2014 5 5.0
Women 30 to 39 years 2015 4 4.0
Women 30 to 39 years 2016 10 9.8
Women 30 to 39 years 2017 4 3.9
Women 30 to 39 years 2018 7 6.7
Women 40 to 49 years 2013 12 9.5
Women 40 to 49 years 2014 3 2.4
Women 40 to 49 years 2015 10 8.2
Women 40 to 49 years 2016 5 4.2
Women 40 to 49 years 2017 9 7.7
Women 40 to 49 years 2018 9 7.9
Women 50 to 59 years 2013 10 8.5
Women 50 to 59 years 2014 3 2.5
Women 50 to 59 years 2015 6 4.9
Women 50 to 59 years 2016 5 4.1
Women 50 to 59 years 2017 8 6.5
Women 50 to 59 years 2018 8 6.4
Women 60 years or older 2013 11 5.2
Women 60 years or older 2014 11 5.1
Women 60 years or older 2015 13 5.9
Women 60 years or older 2016 7 3.1
Women 60 years or older 2017 11 4.8
Women 60 years or older 2018 7 3.0
Source: CBS.
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