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) Method for murder and manslaughter Hanging, strangulation or suffocation (number) Method for murder and manslaughter Beating or kicking (number) Method for murder and manslaughter Firearm (number) Method for murder and manslaughter Stabbing weapon (number) Method for murder and manslaughter Other or unknown method (number) Location murder and manslaughther House of the victim or others (number) Location murder and manslaughther Location for trade and services (number) Location murder and manslaughther Public road (number) Location murder and manslaughther Other or unknown location (number)
Total men and women Total all ages 2018 119 6.9 18 10 40 49 2 80 11 22 6
Total men and women Younger than 20 years 2018 13 3.4 1 1 6 5 0 8 2 2 1
Total men and women 20 to 29 years 2018 25 11.4 2 1 12 10 0 18 1 5 1
Total men and women 30 to 39 years 2018 20 9.6 2 1 8 9 0 14 0 4 2
Total men and women 40 to 49 years 2018 21 9.2 3 2 6 9 1 12 4 4 1
Total men and women 50 to 59 years 2018 21 8.4 6 2 2 11 0 16 2 3 0
Total men and women 60 years or older 2018 19 4.4 4 3 6 5 1 12 2 4 1
Men Total all ages 2018 76 8.9 5 7 33 29 2 39 11 21 5
Men Younger than 20 years 2018 10 5.1 . . . . . . . . .
Men 20 to 29 years 2018 16 14.4 . . . . . . . . .
Men 30 to 39 years 2018 13 12.4 . . . . . . . . .
Men 40 to 49 years 2018 12 10.5 . . . . . . . . .
Men 50 to 59 years 2018 13 10.4 . . . . . . . . .
Men 60 years or older 2018 12 5.8 . . . . . . . . .
Women Total all ages 2018 43 5.0 13 3 7 20 0 41 0 1 1
Women Younger than 20 years 2018 3 1.6 . . . . . . . . .
Women 20 to 29 years 2018 9 8.3 . . . . . . . . .
Women 30 to 39 years 2018 7 6.7 . . . . . . . . .
Women 40 to 49 years 2018 9 7.9 . . . . . . . . .
Women 50 to 59 years 2018 8 6.4 . . . . . . . . .
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.
Method for murder and manslaughter
Since 2014, the breakdowns for both men and women for “age” into “method” and “location” are suppressed. The small numbers of these breakdowns might lead to disclosure of individual information.
Hanging, strangulation or suffocation
Beating or kicking
Firearm
Stabbing weapon
Stabbing or battle weapon.
Other or unknown method
Location murder and manslaughther
Since 2014, the breakdowns for both men and women for “age” into “method” and “location” are suppressed. The small numbers of these breakdowns might lead to disclosure of individual information.
House of the victim or others
House including garden, garage and shed of the victim or others.
Location for trade and services
Location for trade and services, like catering establishment, shop, gasstation, office etc..
Public road
Other or unknown location