According to Dutch media reports today, euthanasia deaths in the Netherlands in 2011 increased by 18% to 3,695. This follows increases of 13% in 2009 and 19% in 2010.
In fact from 2006 to 2011 there has been a steady increase in numbers each year with successive annual deaths at 1923, 2120, 2331, 2636, 3136 and 3695.
Euthanasia now accounts for 2.8% of all Dutch deaths.
Para além dos 3% de eutanasiados, 13% dos óbitos na Holanda são resultado de sedação profunda e contínua, com restrição intencional de fornecimento de fluidos expressamente com a intenção de provocar a morte.