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Date: 14 July 1998

Registered murders in the Netherlands

 In response to international news reports, Statistics Netherlands has decided to summarise its data on murder and attempted murder within the Netherlands. In 1996 the police registered 273 cases of murder nation-wide. This number has been more or less the same for years. It is the equivalent of 1.8 murders per 100 000 of the population (16+ million).

These figures refer to all murders registered in the Netherlands regardless of the victim’s nationality.

Furthermore, the police registers the number of attempted murders. The attempted murder figure is around 17 per 100 000 of the population. These refer to cases where the victims do not die. The number of attempted murders has been quite stable for a number of years as well.

For further information please contact:
Mr. F. Huls, tel. +31 70 337 56 67, e-mail: fhls@cbs.nl  

Cases of murder registered by the police
absolute figure per 100 000 of the population

1990

230

1.5

1991

217

1.4

1992

249

1.6

1993

265

1.7

1994

235

1.5

1995

273

1.8

1996

273

1.8

Cases of attempted murder registered by the police
absolute figure per 100 000 of the population

1990

1989

13.3

1991

2088

13.9

1992

2605

17.2

1993

3143

20.6

1994

2705

17.6

1995

2711

17.6

1996

2679

17.3


Copyright Statistics Netherlands, Voorburg/Heerlen, 1998


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