Year: 2009 Source: Homicide Studies, v.13, no.2, (May 2009), p.99-123 SIEC No: 20090007

This article provides an overview of the international literature on homicide-suicide & describes the incidence & patterns of homicide-suicide in the Netherlands comparing these to homicides not followed by suicide. An existing record containing all homicide cases from 1992-2006 was used. Additional information on homicide-suicide events was retrieved from newspaper analyses. A total of 135 people died in 103 events. People who committed homicide-suicide could not be easily equated to those accused of other types of homicide. (89 refs.)