Last year a massive 1,871 people committed suicide in the Netherlands, the highest number in the country's history, Statistics Netherlands announced on Thursday. That amounts to an average of five suicides a day in 2015.
A mentally disturbed man committed suicide after causing an explosion in his home in Noordscheschut on Thursday night, the police said in a statement.
A body wrapped in a carpet was found in a park on Gordelweg in Rotterdam on Thursday afternoon. The police believe the victims was murdered and that the murder is connected to a suicide at a Rotterdam train station on Thursday morning.
A prisoner committed suicide in the penitentiary institution in Vught on May 12th, the man in question's lawyer confirmed. According to the lawyer, the man was suffering from mental problems and did not get the help he needed
The Supreme Court also acquitted former neurologist Ernst Janen Steur for intentionally giving patients wrong diagnoses. In 2014 the court in Almelo convicted Jansen Steur and sentenced him to three years in prison. Last year the court acquitted him of the main charge. The acquittal is sufficiently motivated, according to the court
Breda man Stephan Buczynski did not commit suicide in Thailand in 2013, but may have been murdered, according to crime reporter John van der Heuvel in his program Vermoord in het buiteland. He traveled to Thailand to investigate Buczynski's death at the request of his family
Kemal Abis is considered a hero after he rescued a suicidal young girl from train tracks near the train station in Lent on Monday.
Apeldoorn woman Aurelie V. told the court in Zutphen on Tuesday that she was delusional when she killed her 8-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter in October 2013. Both kids were stabbed to death
The bodies of two babies were discovered in a home in Heerhugowaard last month. The woman believed to be the babies' mother committed suicide in a mental health institute where she was staying just days before the gruesome find
Some 312 asylum seekers in the Netherlands tried to take their own lives last year, according to figures released by the COA, the agency tasked with handling the reception of those seeking refuge. Another 369 also reportedly attempted “self-destructive actions” like self-mutilation or hunger strikes, the police department reported.
Thirty year old Iraqi asylum seeker Hussein Ali Abdel Amer hung himself in the asylum shelter in Alphen aan den Rijn on Saturday while talking on the phone with his wife, who is still in Iraq with his children. The long waiting time before getting clarity about his refugee status and his incapability to return to his family were too much for him
Two boys found the missing iPhone 5 that belonged to Dascha Graafsma, who was killed by an oncoming train in Hilversum on November 28th. The phone was found in ivy on a tree in a playground, near to where her ID card was also found and where she was caught on surveillance camera shortly before her death
Dascha Graafsma's family decided to accept the police's conclusions that the 16-year-old-girl committed suicide when she was killed by an oncoming train in Hilversum on November 28th, crime reporter Peter R. de Vries said to newspaper AD as spokesperson for the family.
Sixteen year old Dascha Graafsma was not on drugs when she was killed by an oncoming train in Hilversum in late November, the Netherlands Forensic Institute concluded after a second examination of the girl's blood
Dascha Graafsma, the 16 year old girl who was run over by a train in Hilversum last weekend, wandered around for hours on the night she died and was not picked up by a car, according to the foundation Signi Zoekhonde. The foundation sent in sniffer dogs to trace the teen girl's scent at her family's request
Dutch writer, poet and essayist Joost Zwagerman has committed suicide in his home town of Haarlem after a long fight with depression. He was 51 years old.
On Wednesday the court in Amsterdam is considering the request made by family members of 25 year old Amsterdam woman Talitha to prosecute a police officer involved in the case surrounding her death. The family believe that the officer lied about a possible "suicide note" found in the young woman's handbag after her death.
The police are investigating a possible murder-suicide involving a married couple from Capelle aan den IJssel.
Minister Edith Schippers of Public Health has made 3.2 million euros available for research into suicide prevention for the next four years. She announced this at the opening of "De Vogelvanger" exhibition, dedicated to suicide prevention, at the Nederlands Uitvaarmuseum.
A South African asylum seeker committed suicide in the Rotterdam Detention Center on Monday morning.
An 8 year old girl was found dead at an apartment building in Hoogeveen, Drenthe on Sunday night.
The number of reports of sexual abuse in youth care facilities increased by 19 percent in 2014. Last year 70 cases of sexual abuse were reported, compared to 59 in 2013.
The Public Prosecutor's office is pressing cases against at least 29 men for having sex with a 16-year-old prostitute in a Valkenburg, Limburg hotel. The men will appear in front of Maastricht Court between July 8 and 18, the public prosecutor reported.
Utrecht is considering using fences to prevent people from committing suicide by jumping off the Dom tower. Until last year the municipality was strictly against ruining the facade of the historic tower by putting high fences on it, but decided to reconsider after a jumper hit a passerby on the ground.