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Richmond, VA

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 95
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 13
Metro area population, 2008 1,225,626
Population covered by DAWN 1,225,626
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2008
Counties Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (20) 95 7.8 13 1.1 1,225,626
1. Amelia County, VA 0 0.0 0 0.0 12,808
2. Caroline County, VA 1 3.6 0 0.0 27,632
3. Charles City County, VA 1 13.9 0 0.0 7,212
4. Chesterfield County, VA 21 6.9 7 2.3 303,469
5. Colonial Heights City, VA 0 0.0 0 0.0 17,768
6. Cumberland County, VA 0 0.0 0 0.0 9,670
7. Dinwiddie County, VA 1 3.8 0 0.0 26,082
8. Goochland County, VA 0 0.0 0 0.0 20,956
9. Hanover County, VA 6 6.0 0 0.0 99,716
10. Henrico County, VA 20 6.8 2 0.7 292,599
11. Hopewell City, VA 4 17.3 0 0.0 23,142
12. King and Queen County, VA 1 14.6 1 14.6 6,830
13. King William County, VA 0 0.0 0 0.0 16,040
14. Louisa County, VA 2 6.1 1 3.1 32,716
15. New Kent County, VA 2 11.2 0 0.0 17,825
16. Petersburg City, VA 9 27.3 1 3.0 32,916
17. Powhatan County, VA 0 0.0 0 0.0 28,006
18. Prince George County, VA 2 5.5 1 2.8 36,089
19. Richmond City, VA 25 12.4 0 0.0 202,002
20. Sussex County, VA 0 0.0 0 0.0 12,148

Deaths by manner of death, 2008
Suicide 12.0%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 0.9%
Accidental 86.1%
Natural 0.9%

Place of death, 2008
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 31
Home 47
Public place 5
Other 12
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility --
Home 8
Public place --
Other --
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 51 28 79
Cocaine 8 11 19
Alcohol 0 9 9
Antidepressants 1 8 9
Benzodiazepines 0 8 8

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 2 7 9
Antidepressants 1 5 6

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 10.4
Female 5.2

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 2.6
21 to 34 11.9
35 to 54 13.4
55 and over 3.2

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 0.3
Female 1.7

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.3
21 to 34 0.4
35 to 54 1.6
55 and over 1.8

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2007-2008
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths, 2007 Deaths, 2008 Single-drug deaths, 2008 Deaths, 2007 Deaths, 2008 Single-drug deaths, 2008
* Includes alcohol in combination with other drugs (all ages) and alcohol alone in decedents under age 21.
Includes MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), and ketamine.
†† Includes PCP, LSD, and miscellaneous hallucinogens.
ALL DRUGS 51 95 64 12 13 --
Alcohol* 7 9 0 -- 0 --
Cocaine 25 19 8 -- 0 --
Marijuana 0 0 0 0 0 --
Stimulants 0 0 0 0 0 --
Club drugs 0 -- -- 0 0 --
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 --
Inhalants 0 -- -- 0 0 --
Antidepressants -- 9 -- 6 6 --
Antipsychotics 0 -- -- 5 0 --
Benzodiazepines -- 8 0 -- -- --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 0 0 -- -- --
Opiates/opioids 34 79 51 6 9 --
– Heroin (specified) 23 30 24 0 0 --
– Methadone -- 22 10 -- -- --
– All other opiates/opioids 10 31 17 5 8 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 --
Salicylates/combinations -- 0 0 0 0 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations -- 0 0 0 -- --
Anticonvulsants 0 0 0 0 0 --
Muscle relaxants 0 0 0 -- -- --

End Notes
1. Drug-related deaths exclude suicides.
2. All death rates are per 100,000 population.
3. -- A number less than 4 has been suppressed.
SOURCE: Office of Applied Studies, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2008 (08/2009 update).

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