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Virginia


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 607
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 153
State population, 2009 7,882,590
Population covered by DAWN 7,882,590
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

State overview: Deaths and population by county, 2009
County Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (134) 607 7.7 153 1.9 7,882,590
1. Accomack County 2 5.2 0 0.0 38,462
2. Albemarle County 3 3.2 1 1.1 94,908
3. Alexandria City 15 10.0 3 2.0 150,006
4. Alleghany County 0 0.0 0 0.0 16,242
5. Amelia County 0 0.0 0 0.0 12,886
6. Amherst County 0 0.0 1 3.1 32,482
7. Appomattox County 0 0.0 1 6.9 14,552
8. Arlington County 9 4.1 3 1.4 217,483
9. Augusta County 14 19.4 1 1.4 72,020
10. Bath County 0 0.0 0 0.0 4,482
11. Bedford City 1 15.7 0 0.0 6,350
12. Bedford County 4 6.0 1 1.5 67,154
13. Bland County 3 44.2 0 0.0 6,791
14. Botetourt County 2 6.1 0 0.0 32,551
15. Bristol City 3 17.0 0 0.0 17,690
16. Brunswick County 0 0.0 0 0.0 17,514
17. Buchanan County 4 17.5 1 4.4 22,860
18. Buckingham County 0 0.0 0 0.0 16,080
19. Buena Vista City 1 16.1 0 0.0 6,222
20. Campbell County 6 11.3 0 0.0 52,976
21. Caroline County 2 7.2 1 3.6 27,870
22. Carroll County 7 24.1 0 0.0 29,034
23. Charles City County 1 13.9 1 13.9 7,217
24. Charlotte County 1 8.3 1 8.3 12,039
25. Charlottesville City 6 14.2 0 0.0 42,218
26. Chesapeake City 18 8.1 1 0.4 222,455
27. Chesterfield County 13 4.2 4 1.3 306,670
28. Clarke County 1 6.9 0 0.0 14,588
29. Colonial Heights City 1 5.6 0 0.0 17,823
30. Covington City 0 0.0 0 0.0 6,149
31. Craig County 0 0.0 2 40.2 4,969
32. Culpeper County 3 6.5 0 0.0 46,502
33. Cumberland County 0 0.0 0 0.0 9,757
34. Danville City 5 11.3 1 2.3 44,400
35. Dickenson County 3 18.6 1 6.2 16,087
36. Dinwiddie County 1 3.8 0 0.0 26,338
37. Emporia City 0 0.0 0 0.0 5,635
38. Essex County 0 0.0 1 8.9 11,189
39. Fairfax City 0 0.0 2 8.1 24,665
40. Fairfax County 28 2.7 17 1.6 1,037,605
41. Falls Church City 0 0.0 0 0.0 11,957
42. Fauquier County 4 5.9 1 1.5 68,010
43. Floyd County 1 6.7 0 0.0 15,013
44. Fluvanna County 0 0.0 1 3.9 25,732
45. Franklin City 0 0.0 0 0.0 8,814
46. Franklin County 9 17.3 0 0.0 51,924
47. Frederick County 4 5.3 0 0.0 74,972
48. Fredericksburg City 6 25.9 0 0.0 23,193
49. Galax City 0 0.0 0 0.0 6,880
50. Giles County 5 28.8 0 0.0 17,358
51. Gloucester County 3 7.7 0 0.0 39,184
52. Goochland County 3 14.1 1 4.7 21,311
53. Grayson County 2 12.7 0 0.0 15,793
54. Greene County 0 0.0 0 0.0 18,421
55. Greensville County 3 24.9 0 0.0 12,049
56. Halifax County 2 5.7 1 2.8 35,258
57. Hampton City 5 3.5 1 0.7 144,236
58. Hanover County 0 0.0 2 2.0 99,933
59. Harrisonburg City 5 11.1 0 0.0 45,137
60. Henrico County 14 4.7 10 3.4 296,415
61. Henry County 14 25.5 1 1.8 54,888
62. Highland County 0 0.0 0 0.0 2,338
63. Hopewell City 1 4.3 3 13.0 23,123
64. Isle of Wight County 2 5.6 0 0.0 35,877
65. James City County 4 6.3 0 0.0 63,735
66. King George County 2 8.5 0 0.0 23,557
67. King William County 2 12.3 0 0.0 16,225
68. King and Queen County 2 29.4 0 0.0 6,796
69. Lancaster County 0 0.0 0 0.0 11,230
70. Lee County 5 19.9 0 0.0 25,166
71. Lexington City 0 0.0 0 0.0 6,901
72. Loudoun County 4 1.3 3 1.0 301,171
73. Louisa County 2 6.0 0 0.0 33,078
74. Lunenburg County 0 0.0 0 0.0 12,799
75. Lynchburg City 5 6.8 2 2.7 73,933
76. Madison County 1 7.3 0 0.0 13,702
77. Manassas City 6 16.4 0 0.0 36,514
78. Manassas Park City 0 0.0 0 0.0 12,042
79. Martinsville City 4 27.3 2 13.7 14,635
80. Mathews County 1 11.1 0 0.0 8,984
81. Mecklenburg County 2 6.3 1 3.1 31,969
82. Middlesex County 0 0.0 0 0.0 10,731
83. Montgomery County 15 16.5 0 0.0 91,023
84. Nelson County 2 12.9 0 0.0 15,487
85. New Kent County 0 0.0 1 5.5 18,112
86. Newport News City 24 12.4 0 0.0 193,172
87. Norfolk City 19 8.1 0 0.0 233,333
88. Northampton County 0 0.0 0 0.0 13,492
89. Northumberland County 0 0.0 0 0.0 12,995
90. Norton City 1 26.9 0 0.0 3,713
91. Nottoway County 0 0.0 0 0.0 15,929
92. Orange County 1 3.0 1 3.0 33,600
93. Page County 2 8.3 3 12.5 24,070
94. Patrick County 4 21.5 1 5.4 18,636
95. Petersburg City 8 24.3 0 0.0 32,986
96. Pittsylvania County 3 4.9 1 1.6 61,414
97. Poquoson City 0 0.0 0 0.0 11,794
98. Portsmouth City 9 9.1 2 2.0 99,321
99. Powhatan County 2 7.2 0 0.0 27,964
100. Prince Edward County 0 0.0 1 4.5 22,370
101. Prince George County 1 2.7 2 5.4 37,116
102. Prince William County 24 6.3 9 2.4 379,166
103. Pulaski County 12 34.3 1 2.9 35,022
104. Radford City 4 24.7 0 0.0 16,184
105. Rappahannock County 0 0.0 1 14.2 7,035
106. Richmond City 29 14.2 12 5.9 204,451
107. Richmond County 0 0.0 0 0.0 8,961
108. Roanoke City 36 38.1 3 3.2 94,482
109. Roanoke County 7 7.7 1 1.1 91,011
110. Rockbridge County 1 4.7 1 4.7 21,294
111. Rockingham County 5 6.7 0 0.0 75,134
112. Russell County 4 13.7 1 3.4 29,250
113. Salem City 7 27.5 0 0.0 25,462
114. Scott County 2 8.9 0 0.0 22,585
115. Shenandoah County 0 0.0 2 4.9 41,036
116. Smyth County 4 12.6 1 3.2 31,738
117. Southampton County 0 0.0 0 0.0 18,483
118. Spotsylvania County 2 1.7 2 1.7 120,977
119. Stafford County 5 4.0 2 1.6 124,166
120. Staunton City 2 8.4 0 0.0 23,886
121. Suffolk City 3 3.6 0 0.0 83,659
122. Surry County 1 14.1 1 14.1 7,088
123. Sussex County 2 16.5 1 8.3 12,116
124. Tazewell County 13 28.9 3 6.7 44,907
125. Virginia Beach City 25 5.8 17 3.9 433,575
126. Warren County 5 13.6 1 2.7 36,713
127. Washington County 6 11.3 3 5.7 53,018
128. Waynesboro City 3 13.5 1 4.5 22,241
129. Westmoreland County 1 5.7 0 0.0 17,686
130. Williamsburg City 0 0.0 0 0.0 12,729
131. Winchester City 14 53.2 0 0.0 26,322
132. Wise County 10 23.9 1 2.4 41,773
133. Wythe County 7 24.2 1 3.5 28,868
134. York County 2 3.3 3 4.9 61,140

Deaths by manner of death, 2009
Suicide 20.1%
Homicide 0.4%
Could not be determined 2.1%
Accidental 74.9%
Natural 2.5%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 138 338 476
Benzodiazepines 3 142 145
Alcohol 11 132 143
Cocaine 26 63 89
Antidepressants 2 81 83

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2009
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 17 49 66
Antidepressants 12 37 49
Alcohol 3 33 36
Benzodiazepines 2 29 31
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 4 26 30

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 9.9
Female 5.5

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.0
21 to 34 12.1
35 to 54 14.2
55 and over 3.9

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2009
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 2.0
Female 1.9

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.4
21 to 34 1.8
35 to 54 3.3
55 and over 2.3

Place of death, 2009
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 176
Home 317
Public place 30
Other 84
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 32
Home 96
Public place 7
Other 18
Not documented 0

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2008-2009
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths, 2008 Deaths, 2009 Single-drug deaths, 2009 Deaths, 2008 Deaths, 2009 Single-drug deaths, 2009
NOTES: Alcohol row includes alcohol in combination with other drugs (all ages) and alcohol alone in decedents under age 21. Club drugs row includes MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), and ketamine. Hallucinogens row includes PCP, LSD, and miscellaneous hallucinogens.
ALL DRUGS 540 607 222 125 153 61
Alcohol 79 143 11 22 36 *
Cocaine 110 89 26 * 6 *
Marijuana 0 7 0 0 * *
Stimulants 10 10 * * * *
Club drugs * * 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens * * 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 7 9 9 * 4 *
Antidepressants 60 83 * 58 49 12
Antipsychotics 13 5 * 10 15 *
Benzodiazepines 119 145 * 29 31 *
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 27 40 * 24 30 4
Opiates/opioids 429 476 138 59 66 17
– Heroin (specified) 88 108 51 0 * *
– Methadone 122 131 37 9 11 *
– All other opiates/opioids 252 285 50 52 58 13
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 * 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 5 * * * *
Misc. analgesics/combinations 23 28 4 11 20 6
Anticonvulsants * * 0 * 8 *
Muscle relaxants 21 29 0 14 7 0

End Notes

1. Drug-related deaths exclude suicides.
2. All death rates are per 100,000 population.
3. An asterisk (*) signifies that a small number of deaths was suppressed to protect privacy.
SOURCE: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2009.