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 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 Total 2021 88 10.1
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 hanging/strangulation/suffocation 2021 3
Male Method: Beating or kicking 2021 8
Male Method: Firearm 2021 31
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 Total 2021 38 4.3
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 hanging/strangulation/suffocation 2021 13
Female Method: Beating or kicking 2021 6
Female Method: Firearm 2021 3
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
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.