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 2020* 121 6.9
Total male and female Age: younger than 20 years 2020* 18 4.8
Total male and female Age: 20 to 29 years 2020* 22 8.0
Total male and female Age: 30 to 39 years 2020* 27 10.2
Total male and female Age: 40 to 49 years 2020* 15 12.3
Total male and female Age: 50 to 59 years 2020* 21 5.9
Total male and female Age: 60 years or older 2020* 18 4.6
Total male and female Method hanging/strangulation/suffocation 2020* 14
Total male and female Method: Beating or kicking 2020* 25
Total male and female Method: Firearm 2020* 32
Total male and female Method: Stabbing or battle weapon 2020* 46
Total male and female Method: other or unknown 2020* 4
Total male and female Location: house of the victim or others 2020* 74
Total male and female Location: for trade and services 2020* 2
Total male and female Location: public road 2020* 33
Total male and female Location: other or unknown location 2020* 12
Male Total 2020* 77 8.9
Male Age: younger than 20 years 2020* 11 5.7
Male Age: 20 to 29 years 2020* 16 9.7
Male Age: 30 to 39 years 2020* 14 14.7
Male Age: 40 to 49 years 2020* 11 12.9
Male Age: 50 to 59 years 2020* 14 8.6
Male Age: 60 years or older 2020* 11 6.5
Male Method hanging/strangulation/suffocation 2020* 3
Male Method: Beating or kicking 2020* 16
Male Method: Firearm 2020* 24
Male Method: Stabbing or battle weapon 2020* 31
Male Method: other or unknown 2020* 3
Male Location: house of the victim or others 2020* 32
Male Location: for trade and services 2020* 2
Male Location: public road 2020* 33
Male Location: other or unknown location 2020* 10
Female Total 2020* 44 5.0
Female Age: younger than 20 years 2020* 7 3.8
Female Age: 20 to 29 years 2020* 6 6.4
Female Age: 30 to 39 years 2020* 13 5.6
Female Age: 40 to 49 years 2020* 4 11.8
Female Age: 50 to 59 years 2020* 7 3.2
Female Age: 60 years or older 2020* 7 2.9
Female Method hanging/strangulation/suffocation 2020* 11
Female Method: Beating or kicking 2020* 9
Female Method: Firearm 2020* 8
Female Method: Stabbing or battle weapon 2020* 15
Female Method: other or unknown 2020* 1
Female Location: house of the victim or others 2020* 42
Female Location: for trade and services 2020* 0
Female Location: public road 2020* 0
Female Location: other or unknown location 2020* 2
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 2019 are final. The figures for 2020 are provisional.

Changes as of September 27th 2021:
The final figures for 2019 and the provisional figures of 2020 have been updated.

When will new figures be published:
In the first quarter of 2022 final 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.