Deaths; murder and manslaughter, crime scene in The Netherlands, 1996-2018

Deaths; murder and manslaughter, crime scene in The Netherlands, 1996-2018

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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Table description


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 to 2018

Status of the figures:
All figures are final.

Changes as of July 29th 2020:
This table has been stopped and has been replaced by the table 'Deaths; murder and manslaughter, crime scene in The Netherlands' (see paragraph 3).

When will new figures be published?
Not applicable anymore.

Description topics

Total victims of murder and manslaughter
Murder: taking somebody's life, intentionally and premeditated.
Manslaughter: taking somebody's life, intentionally not premeditated.
This table does not distinguish between murder and manslaughter.
Victims murder, manslaughter, relative
Per 1 000 000 of the average population in the according populationgroup of that year.