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 July 29th 2020:
None, this is a new table. This table replaces table 'Deaths; murder and manslaughter, crime scene in The Netherlands, 1996-2018' (see paragraph 3).

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 Characteristics Periods Victims murder, manslaughter (number) Victims murder, manslaughter, relative (Per mln of the average population)
Total male and female Total 2016 108 6.5
Total male and female Total 2017 158 9.2
Total male and female Total 2018 119 6.9
Total male and female Age: younger than 20 years 2016 8 2.1
Total male and female Age: younger than 20 years 2017 17 4.5
Total male and female Age: younger than 20 years 2018 13 3.4
Total male and female Age: 20 to 29 years 2016 23 10.2
Total male and female Age: 20 to 29 years 2017 33 15.2
Total male and female Age: 20 to 29 years 2018 25 11.4
Total male and female Age: 30 to 39 years 2016 28 13.7
Total male and female Age: 30 to 39 years 2017 26 12.6
Total male and female Age: 30 to 39 years 2018 20 9.6
Total male and female Age: 40 to 49 years 2016 18 8.0
Total male and female Age: 40 to 49 years 2017 32 13.7
Total male and female Age: 40 to 49 years 2018 21 9.2
Total male and female Age: 50 to 59 years 2016 13 5.7
Total male and female Age: 50 to 59 years 2017 26 10.5
Total male and female Age: 50 to 59 years 2018 21 8.4
Total male and female Age: 60 years or older 2016 18 4.5
Total male and female Age: 60 years or older 2017 24 5.6
Total male and female Age: 60 years or older 2018 19 4.4
Total male and female Method hanging/strangulation/suffocation 2016 9
Total male and female Method hanging/strangulation/suffocation 2017 14
Total male and female Method hanging/strangulation/suffocation 2018 18
Total male and female Method: Beating or kicking 2016 13
Total male and female Method: Beating or kicking 2017 21
Total male and female Method: Beating or kicking 2018 10
Total male and female Method: Firearm 2016 31
Total male and female Method: Firearm 2017 46
Total male and female Method: Firearm 2018 40
Total male and female Method: Stabbing or battle weapon 2016 51
Total male and female Method: Stabbing or battle weapon 2017 68
Total male and female Method: Stabbing or battle weapon 2018 49
Total male and female Method: other or unknown 2016 4
Total male and female Method: other or unknown 2017 9
Total male and female Method: other or unknown 2018 2
Total male and female Location: house of the victim or others 2016 58
Total male and female Location: house of the victim or others 2017 77
Total male and female Location: house of the victim or others 2018 80
Total male and female Location: for trade and services 2016 10
Total male and female Location: for trade and services 2017 11
Total male and female Location: for trade and services 2018 11
Total male and female Location: public road 2016 31
Total male and female Location: public road 2017 45
Total male and female Location: public road 2018 22
Total male and female Location: other or unknown location 2016 9
Total male and female Location: other or unknown location 2017 25
Total male and female Location: other or unknown location 2018 6
Male Total 2016 74 9.0
Male Total 2017 112 13.2
Male Total 2018 76 8.9
Male Age: younger than 20 years 2016 5 2.6
Male Age: younger than 20 years 2017 9 4.6
Male Age: younger than 20 years 2018 10 5.1
Male Age: 20 to 29 years 2016 19 16.5
Male Age: 20 to 29 years 2017 27 24.6
Male Age: 20 to 29 years 2018 16 14.4
Male Age: 30 to 39 years 2016 18 17.6
Male Age: 30 to 39 years 2017 22 21.2
Male Age: 30 to 39 years 2018 13 12.4
Male Age: 40 to 49 years 2016 13 11.8
Male Age: 40 to 49 years 2017 23 19.8
Male Age: 40 to 49 years 2018 12 10.5
Male Age: 50 to 59 years 2016 8 7.3
Male Age: 50 to 59 years 2017 18 14.5
Male Age: 50 to 59 years 2018 13 10.4
Male Age: 60 years or older 2016 11 6.1
Male Age: 60 years or older 2017 13 6.5
Male Age: 60 years or older 2018 12 5.8
Male Method hanging/strangulation/suffocation 2016 2
Male Method hanging/strangulation/suffocation 2017 7
Male Method hanging/strangulation/suffocation 2018 5
Male Method: Beating or kicking 2016 7
Male Method: Beating or kicking 2017 11
Male Method: Beating or kicking 2018 7
Male Method: Firearm 2016 28
Male Method: Firearm 2017 42
Male Method: Firearm 2018 33
Male Method: Stabbing or battle weapon 2016 35
Male Method: Stabbing or battle weapon 2017 47
Male Method: Stabbing or battle weapon 2018 29
Male Method: other or unknown 2016 2
Male Method: other or unknown 2017 5
Male Method: other or unknown 2018 2
Male Location: house of the victim or others 2016 32
Male Location: house of the victim or others 2017 44
Male Location: house of the victim or others 2018 39
Male Location: for trade and services 2016 10
Male Location: for trade and services 2017 10
Male Location: for trade and services 2018 11
Male Location: public road 2016 27
Male Location: public road 2017 42
Male Location: public road 2018 21
Male Location: other or unknown location 2016 5
Male Location: other or unknown location 2017 16
Male Location: other or unknown location 2018 5
Female Total 2016 34 4.0
Female Total 2017 46 5.3
Female Total 2018 43 5.0
Female Age: younger than 20 years 2016 3 1.6
Female Age: younger than 20 years 2017 8 4.3
Female Age: younger than 20 years 2018 3 1.6
Female Age: 20 to 29 years 2016 4 3.8
Female Age: 20 to 29 years 2017 6 5.6
Female Age: 20 to 29 years 2018 9 8.3
Female Age: 30 to 39 years 2016 10 9.8
Female Age: 30 to 39 years 2017 4 3.9
Female Age: 30 to 39 years 2018 7 6.7
Female Age: 40 to 49 years 2016 5 4.2
Female Age: 40 to 49 years 2017 9 7.7
Female Age: 40 to 49 years 2018 9 7.9
Female Age: 50 to 59 years 2016 5 4.1
Female Age: 50 to 59 years 2017 8 6.5
Female Age: 50 to 59 years 2018 8 6.4
Female Age: 60 years or older 2016 7 3.1
Female Age: 60 years or older 2017 11 4.8
Female Age: 60 years or older 2018 7 3.0
Female Method hanging/strangulation/suffocation 2016 7
Female Method hanging/strangulation/suffocation 2017 7
Female Method hanging/strangulation/suffocation 2018 13
Female Method: Beating or kicking 2016 6
Female Method: Beating or kicking 2017 10
Female Method: Beating or kicking 2018 3
Female Method: Firearm 2016 3
Female Method: Firearm 2017 4
Female Method: Firearm 2018 7
Female Method: Stabbing or battle weapon 2016 16
Female Method: Stabbing or battle weapon 2017 21
Female Method: Stabbing or battle weapon 2018 20
Female Method: other or unknown 2016 2
Female Method: other or unknown 2017 4
Female Method: other or unknown 2018 0
Female Location: house of the victim or others 2016 26
Female Location: house of the victim or others 2017 33
Female Location: house of the victim or others 2018 41
Female Location: for trade and services 2016 0
Female Location: for trade and services 2017 1
Female Location: for trade and services 2018 0
Female Location: public road 2016 4
Female Location: public road 2017 3
Female Location: public road 2018 1
Female Location: other or unknown location 2016 4
Female Location: other or unknown location 2017 9
Female Location: other or unknown location 2018 1
Source: CBS.
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