Deaths; murder and manslaughter, crime scene in The Netherlands

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 1996 240 15.5
Total male and female Total 2019 125 7.2
Total male and female Total 2020 121 6.9
Total male and female Total 2021 126 7.2
Total male and female Age: younger than 20 years 1996 29 7.7
Total male and female Age: younger than 20 years 2019 10 2.6
Total male and female Age: younger than 20 years 2020 18 4.8
Total male and female Age: younger than 20 years 2021 15 4.0
Total male and female Age: 20 to 29 years 1996 67 28.5
Total male and female Age: 20 to 29 years 2019 27 12.2
Total male and female Age: 20 to 29 years 2020 22 9.8
Total male and female Age: 20 to 29 years 2021 25 11.1
Total male and female Age: 30 to 39 years 1996 51 19.9
Total male and female Age: 30 to 39 years 2019 27 12.7
Total male and female Age: 30 to 39 years 2020 27 12.5
Total male and female Age: 30 to 39 years 2021 21 9.5
Total male and female Age: 40 to 49 years 1996 41 17.5
Total male and female Age: 40 to 49 years 2019 22 9.8
Total male and female Age: 40 to 49 years 2020 15 6.9
Total male and female Age: 40 to 49 years 2021 19 8.8
Total male and female Age: 50 to 59 years 1996 24 13.9
Total male and female Age: 50 to 59 years 2019 19 7.5
Total male and female Age: 50 to 59 years 2020 21 8.3
Total male and female Age: 50 to 59 years 2021 23 9.0
Total male and female Age: 60 years or older 1996 28 10.1
Total male and female Age: 60 years or older 2019 20 4.5
Total male and female Age: 60 years or older 2020 18 4.0
Total male and female Age: 60 years or older 2021 23 5.0
Total male and female Method hanging/strangulation/suffocation 1996 22
Total male and female Method hanging/strangulation/suffocation 2019 6
Total male and female Method hanging/strangulation/suffocation 2020 14
Total male and female Method hanging/strangulation/suffocation 2021 16
Total male and female Method: Beating or kicking 1996 13
Total male and female Method: Beating or kicking 2019 22
Total male and female Method: Beating or kicking 2020 25
Total male and female Method: Beating or kicking 2021 14
Total male and female Method: Firearm 1996 86
Total male and female Method: Firearm 2019 33
Total male and female Method: Firearm 2020 32
Total male and female Method: Firearm 2021 34
Total male and female Method: Stabbing or battle weapon 1996 88
Total male and female Method: Stabbing or battle weapon 2019 59
Total male and female Method: Stabbing or battle weapon 2020 46
Total male and female Method: Stabbing or battle weapon 2021 55
Total male and female Method: other or unknown 1996 31
Total male and female Method: other or unknown 2019 5
Total male and female Method: other or unknown 2020 4
Total male and female Method: other or unknown 2021 7
Total male and female Location: house of the victim or others 1996 97
Total male and female Location: house of the victim or others 2019 61
Total male and female Location: house of the victim or others 2020 74
Total male and female Location: house of the victim or others 2021 81
Total male and female Location: for trade and services 1996 15
Total male and female Location: for trade and services 2019 6
Total male and female Location: for trade and services 2020 2
Total male and female Location: for trade and services 2021 4
Total male and female Location: public road 1996 40
Total male and female Location: public road 2019 42
Total male and female Location: public road 2020 33
Total male and female Location: public road 2021 28
Total male and female Location: other or unknown location 1996 88
Total male and female Location: other or unknown location 2019 16
Total male and female Location: other or unknown location 2020 12
Total male and female Location: other or unknown location 2021 13
Male Total 1996 171 22.3
Male Total 2019 81 9.4
Male Total 2020 77 8.9
Male Total 2021 88 10.1
Male Age: younger than 20 years 1996 16 8.3
Male Age: younger than 20 years 2019 5 2.6
Male Age: younger than 20 years 2020 11 5.7
Male Age: younger than 20 years 2021 11 5.7
Male Age: 20 to 29 years 1996 49 41.0
Male Age: 20 to 29 years 2019 20 17.8
Male Age: 20 to 29 years 2020 16 14.1
Male Age: 20 to 29 years 2021 17 14.8
Male Age: 30 to 39 years 1996 38 29.0
Male Age: 30 to 39 years 2019 20 18.7
Male Age: 30 to 39 years 2020 14 12.8
Male Age: 30 to 39 years 2021 13 11.7
Male Age: 40 to 49 years 1996 28 23.5
Male Age: 40 to 49 years 2019 15 13.5
Male Age: 40 to 49 years 2020 11 10.1
Male Age: 40 to 49 years 2021 15 14.0
Male Age: 50 to 59 years 1996 21 24.0
Male Age: 50 to 59 years 2019 10 7.9
Male Age: 50 to 59 years 2020 14 11.0
Male Age: 50 to 59 years 2021 16 12.5
Male Age: 60 years or older 1996 19 16.2
Male Age: 60 years or older 2019 11 5.2
Male Age: 60 years or older 2020 11 5.1
Male Age: 60 years or older 2021 16 7.3
Male Method hanging/strangulation/suffocation 1996 6
Male Method hanging/strangulation/suffocation 2019 1
Male Method hanging/strangulation/suffocation 2020 3
Male Method hanging/strangulation/suffocation 2021 3
Male Method: Beating or kicking 1996 12
Male Method: Beating or kicking 2019 10
Male Method: Beating or kicking 2020 16
Male Method: Beating or kicking 2021 8
Male Method: Firearm 1996 73
Male Method: Firearm 2019 28
Male Method: Firearm 2020 24
Male Method: Firearm 2021 31
Male Method: Stabbing or battle weapon 1996 62
Male Method: Stabbing or battle weapon 2019 39
Male Method: Stabbing or battle weapon 2020 31
Male Method: Stabbing or battle weapon 2021 41
Male Method: other or unknown 1996 18
Male Method: other or unknown 2019 3
Male Method: other or unknown 2020 3
Male Method: other or unknown 2021 5
Male Location: house of the victim or others 1996 58
Male Location: house of the victim or others 2019 28
Male Location: house of the victim or others 2020 32
Male Location: house of the victim or others 2021 50
Male Location: for trade and services 1996 15
Male Location: for trade and services 2019 5
Male Location: for trade and services 2020 2
Male Location: for trade and services 2021 4
Male Location: public road 1996 38
Male Location: public road 2019 37
Male Location: public road 2020 33
Male Location: public road 2021 25
Male Location: other or unknown location 1996 60
Male Location: other or unknown location 2019 11
Male Location: other or unknown location 2020 10
Male Location: other or unknown location 2021 9
Female Total 1996 69 8.8
Female Total 2019 44 5.0
Female Total 2020 44 5.0
Female Total 2021 38 4.3
Female Age: younger than 20 years 1996 13 7.0
Female Age: younger than 20 years 2019 5 2.7
Female Age: younger than 20 years 2020 7 3.8
Female Age: younger than 20 years 2021 4 2.2
Female Age: 20 to 29 years 1996 18 15.6
Female Age: 20 to 29 years 2019 7 6.4
Female Age: 20 to 29 years 2020 6 5.5
Female Age: 20 to 29 years 2021 8 7.2
Female Age: 30 to 39 years 1996 13 10.3
Female Age: 30 to 39 years 2019 7 6.6
Female Age: 30 to 39 years 2020 13 12.1
Female Age: 30 to 39 years 2021 8 7.3
Female Age: 40 to 49 years 1996 13 11.3
Female Age: 40 to 49 years 2019 7 6.2
Female Age: 40 to 49 years 2020 4 3.6
Female Age: 40 to 49 years 2021 4 3.7
Female Age: 50 to 59 years 1996 3 3.5
Female Age: 50 to 59 years 2019 9 7.2
Female Age: 50 to 59 years 2020 7 5.5
Female Age: 50 to 59 years 2021 7 5.5
Female Age: 60 years or older 1996 9 5.7
Female Age: 60 years or older 2019 9 3.8
Female Age: 60 years or older 2020 7 2.9
Female Age: 60 years or older 2021 7 2.9
Female Method hanging/strangulation/suffocation 1996 16
Female Method hanging/strangulation/suffocation 2019 5
Female Method hanging/strangulation/suffocation 2020 11
Female Method hanging/strangulation/suffocation 2021 13
Female Method: Beating or kicking 1996 1
Female Method: Beating or kicking 2019 12
Female Method: Beating or kicking 2020 9
Female Method: Beating or kicking 2021 6
Female Method: Firearm 1996 13
Female Method: Firearm 2019 5
Female Method: Firearm 2020 8
Female Method: Firearm 2021 3
Female Method: Stabbing or battle weapon 1996 26
Female Method: Stabbing or battle weapon 2019 20
Female Method: Stabbing or battle weapon 2020 15
Female Method: Stabbing or battle weapon 2021 14
Female Method: other or unknown 1996 13
Female Method: other or unknown 2019 2
Female Method: other or unknown 2020 1
Female Method: other or unknown 2021 2
Female Location: house of the victim or others 1996 39
Female Location: house of the victim or others 2019 33
Female Location: house of the victim or others 2020 42
Female Location: house of the victim or others 2021 31
Female Location: for trade and services 1996 0
Female Location: for trade and services 2019 1
Female Location: for trade and services 2020 0
Female Location: for trade and services 2021 0
Female Location: public road 1996 2
Female Location: public road 2019 5
Female Location: public road 2020 0
Female Location: public road 2021 3
Female Location: other or unknown location 1996 28
Female Location: other or unknown location 2019 5
Female Location: other or unknown location 2020 2
Female Location: other or unknown location 2021 4
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 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 2021 are final.

Changes as of January 10th 2023:
The final figures of 2021 have been added.

Changes as of March 16th 2022:
The relative figures of 2003, 2009, 2016 and 2020 were not correct due to an incorrect calculation. These figures have been revised.

When will new figures be published:
In the third quarter of 2023 provisional figures for 2021 will be published.

Description topics

Victims murder, 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.