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 2022* 142 8.0
Total male and female Age: younger than 20 years 2022* 17 4.5
Total male and female Age: 20 to 29 years 2022* 25 10.9
Total male and female Age: 30 to 39 years 2022* 34 15.1
Total male and female Age: 40 to 49 years 2022* 23 10.8
Total male and female Age: 50 to 59 years 2022* 16 6.3
Total male and female Age: 60 years or older 2022* 27 5.7
Total male and female Method hanging/strangulation/suffocation 2022* 14
Total male and female Method: Beating or kicking 2022* 20
Total male and female Method: Firearm 2022* 38
Total male and female Method: Stabbing or battle weapon 2022* 60
Total male and female Method: other or unknown 2022* 10
Total male and female Location: house of the victim or others 2022* 74
Total male and female Location: for trade and services 2022* 14
Total male and female Location: public road 2022* 27
Total male and female Location: other or unknown location 2022* 27
Male Total 2022* 94 10.7
Male Age: younger than 20 years 2022* 11 5.7
Male Age: 20 to 29 years 2022* 21 18.0
Male Age: 30 to 39 years 2022* 19 16.7
Male Age: 40 to 49 years 2022* 17 16.0
Male Age: 50 to 59 years 2022* 12 9.4
Male Age: 60 years or older 2022* 14 6.2
Male Method hanging/strangulation/suffocation 2022* 4
Male Method: Beating or kicking 2022* 15
Male Method: Firearm 2022* 32
Male Method: Stabbing or battle weapon 2022* 38
Male Method: other or unknown 2022* 5
Male Location: house of the victim or others 2022* 36
Male Location: for trade and services 2022* 13
Male Location: public road 2022* 25
Male Location: other or unknown location 2022* 20
Female Total 2022* 48 5.4
Female Age: younger than 20 years 2022* 6 3.3
Female Age: 20 to 29 years 2022* 4 3.5
Female Age: 30 to 39 years 2022* 15 13.5
Female Age: 40 to 49 years 2022* 6 5.6
Female Age: 50 to 59 years 2022* 4 3.1
Female Age: 60 years or older 2022* 13 5.2
Female Method hanging/strangulation/suffocation 2022* 10
Female Method: Beating or kicking 2022* 5
Female Method: Firearm 2022* 6
Female Method: Stabbing or battle weapon 2022* 22
Female Method: other or unknown 2022* 5
Female Location: house of the victim or others 2022* 38
Female Location: for trade and services 2022* 1
Female Location: public road 2022* 2
Female Location: other or unknown location 2022* 7
Source: CBS.
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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. The figures of 2022 are provisional.

Changes as of August 29th 2023:
The provisional figures for 2022 have been added.

When will new figures be published:
In the first quarter of 2024 the definitive figures for 2022 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.