|Sex||Characteristics||Periods||Victims murder, manslaughter (number)||Victims murder, manslaughter, relative (Per mln of the average population)|
|Total male and female||Total||2021||126||7.2|
|Total male and female||Age: younger than 20 years||2021||15||4.0|
|Total male and female||Age: 20 to 29 years||2021||25||11.1|
|Total male and female||Age: 30 to 39 years||2021||21||9.5|
|Total male and female||Age: 40 to 49 years||2021||19||8.8|
|Total male and female||Age: 50 to 59 years||2021||23||9.0|
|Total male and female||Age: 60 years or older||2021||23||5.0|
|Total male and female||Method hanging/strangulation/suffocation||2021||16|
|Total male and female||Method: Beating or kicking||2021||14|
|Total male and female||Method: Firearm||2021||34|
|Total male and female||Method: Stabbing or battle weapon||2021||55|
|Total male and female||Method: other or unknown||2021||7|
|Total male and female||Location: house of the victim or others||2021||81|
|Total male and female||Location: for trade and services||2021||4|
|Total male and female||Location: public road||2021||28|
|Total male and female||Location: other or unknown location||2021||13|
|Male||Age: younger than 20 years||2021||11||5.7|
|Male||Age: 20 to 29 years||2021||17||14.8|
|Male||Age: 30 to 39 years||2021||13||11.7|
|Male||Age: 40 to 49 years||2021||15||14.0|
|Male||Age: 50 to 59 years||2021||16||12.5|
|Male||Age: 60 years or older||2021||16||7.3|
|Male||Method: Beating or kicking||2021||8|
|Male||Method: Stabbing or battle weapon||2021||41|
|Male||Method: other or unknown||2021||5|
|Male||Location: house of the victim or others||2021||50|
|Male||Location: for trade and services||2021||4|
|Male||Location: public road||2021||25|
|Male||Location: other or unknown location||2021||9|
|Female||Age: younger than 20 years||2021||4||2.2|
|Female||Age: 20 to 29 years||2021||8||7.2|
|Female||Age: 30 to 39 years||2021||8||7.3|
|Female||Age: 40 to 49 years||2021||4||3.7|
|Female||Age: 50 to 59 years||2021||7||5.5|
|Female||Age: 60 years or older||2021||7||2.9|
|Female||Method: Beating or kicking||2021||6|
|Female||Method: Stabbing or battle weapon||2021||14|
|Female||Method: other or unknown||2021||2|
|Female||Location: house of the victim or others||2021||31|
|Female||Location: for trade and services||2021||0|
|Female||Location: public road||2021||3|
|Female||Location: other or unknown location||2021||4|
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.
- 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.