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 2017 158 9.2
Total male and female Total 2018 119 6.9
Total male and female Total 2019* 125 7.2
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: younger than 20 years 2019* 10 2.6
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: 20 to 29 years 2019* 27 12.2
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: 30 to 39 years 2019* 27 12.7
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: 40 to 49 years 2019* 22 9.8
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: 50 to 59 years 2019* 19 7.5
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 Age: 60 years or older 2019* 20 4.5
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 hanging/strangulation/suffocation 2019* 6
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: Beating or kicking 2019* 22
Total male and female Method: Firearm 2017 46
Total male and female Method: Firearm 2018 40
Total male and female Method: Firearm 2019* 33
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: Stabbing or battle weapon 2019* 59
Total male and female Method: other or unknown 2017 9
Total male and female Method: other or unknown 2018 2
Total male and female Method: other or unknown 2019* 5
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: house of the victim or others 2019* 61
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: for trade and services 2019* 6
Total male and female Location: public road 2017 45
Total male and female Location: public road 2018 22
Total male and female Location: public road 2019* 42
Total male and female Location: other or unknown location 2017 25
Total male and female Location: other or unknown location 2018 6
Total male and female Location: other or unknown location 2019* 16
Male Total 2017 112 13.2
Male Total 2018 76 8.9
Male Total 2019* 81 9.4
Male Age: younger than 20 years 2017 9 4.6
Male Age: younger than 20 years 2018 10 5.1
Male Age: younger than 20 years 2019* 5 2.6
Male Age: 20 to 29 years 2017 27 24.6
Male Age: 20 to 29 years 2018 16 14.4
Male Age: 20 to 29 years 2019* 20 17.8
Male Age: 30 to 39 years 2017 22 21.2
Male Age: 30 to 39 years 2018 13 12.4
Male Age: 30 to 39 years 2019* 20 18.7
Male Age: 40 to 49 years 2017 23 19.8
Male Age: 40 to 49 years 2018 12 10.5
Male Age: 40 to 49 years 2019* 15 13.5
Male Age: 50 to 59 years 2017 18 14.5
Male Age: 50 to 59 years 2018 13 10.4
Male Age: 50 to 59 years 2019* 10 7.9
Male Age: 60 years or older 2017 13 6.5
Male Age: 60 years or older 2018 12 5.8
Male Age: 60 years or older 2019* 11 5.2
Male Method hanging/strangulation/suffocation 2017 7
Male Method hanging/strangulation/suffocation 2018 5
Male Method hanging/strangulation/suffocation 2019* 1
Male Method: Beating or kicking 2017 11
Male Method: Beating or kicking 2018 7
Male Method: Beating or kicking 2019* 10
Male Method: Firearm 2017 42
Male Method: Firearm 2018 33
Male Method: Firearm 2019* 28
Male Method: Stabbing or battle weapon 2017 47
Male Method: Stabbing or battle weapon 2018 29
Male Method: Stabbing or battle weapon 2019* 39
Male Method: other or unknown 2017 5
Male Method: other or unknown 2018 2
Male Method: other or unknown 2019* 3
Male Location: house of the victim or others 2017 44
Male Location: house of the victim or others 2018 39
Male Location: house of the victim or others 2019* 28
Male Location: for trade and services 2017 10
Male Location: for trade and services 2018 11
Male Location: for trade and services 2019* 5
Male Location: public road 2017 42
Male Location: public road 2018 21
Male Location: public road 2019* 37
Male Location: other or unknown location 2017 16
Male Location: other or unknown location 2018 5
Male Location: other or unknown location 2019* 11
Female Total 2017 46 5.3
Female Total 2018 43 5.0
Female Total 2019* 44 5.0
Female Age: younger than 20 years 2017 8 4.3
Female Age: younger than 20 years 2018 3 1.6
Female Age: younger than 20 years 2019* 5 2.7
Female Age: 20 to 29 years 2017 6 5.6
Female Age: 20 to 29 years 2018 9 8.3
Female Age: 20 to 29 years 2019* 7 6.4
Female Age: 30 to 39 years 2017 4 3.9
Female Age: 30 to 39 years 2018 7 6.7
Female Age: 30 to 39 years 2019* 7 6.6
Female Age: 40 to 49 years 2017 9 7.7
Female Age: 40 to 49 years 2018 9 7.9
Female Age: 40 to 49 years 2019* 7 6.2
Female Age: 50 to 59 years 2017 8 6.5
Female Age: 50 to 59 years 2018 8 6.4
Female Age: 50 to 59 years 2019* 9 7.2
Female Age: 60 years or older 2017 11 4.8
Female Age: 60 years or older 2018 7 3.0
Female Age: 60 years or older 2019* 9 3.8
Female Method hanging/strangulation/suffocation 2017 7
Female Method hanging/strangulation/suffocation 2018 13
Female Method hanging/strangulation/suffocation 2019* 5
Female Method: Beating or kicking 2017 10
Female Method: Beating or kicking 2018 3
Female Method: Beating or kicking 2019* 12
Female Method: Firearm 2017 4
Female Method: Firearm 2018 7
Female Method: Firearm 2019* 5
Female Method: Stabbing or battle weapon 2017 21
Female Method: Stabbing or battle weapon 2018 20
Female Method: Stabbing or battle weapon 2019* 20
Female Method: other or unknown 2017 4
Female Method: other or unknown 2018 0
Female Method: other or unknown 2019* 2
Female Location: house of the victim or others 2017 33
Female Location: house of the victim or others 2018 41
Female Location: house of the victim or others 2019* 33
Female Location: for trade and services 2017 1
Female Location: for trade and services 2018 0
Female Location: for trade and services 2019* 1
Female Location: public road 2017 3
Female Location: public road 2018 1
Female Location: public road 2019* 5
Female Location: other or unknown location 2017 9
Female Location: other or unknown location 2018 1
Female Location: other or unknown location 2019* 5
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 2018 are final. The figures for 2019 are provisional.

Changes as of October 14th 2020:
The provisional figures for 2019 have been updated.

When will new figures be published:
In the third quarter of 2021 provisional figures for 2020 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.