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Virginia

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 614
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 142
State population, 2010 7,883,401
Population covered by DAWN 7,883,401
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

State overview: Deaths and population by county, 2010
County Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (134) 614 7.8 142 1.8 7,883,401
1. Accomack County 2 5.2 0 0.0 38,456
2. Albemarle County 2 2.1 1 1.1 94,920
3. Alexandria City 6 4.0 3 2.0 149,981
4. Alleghany County 2 12.3 0 0.0 16,243
5. Amelia County 1 7.8 0 0.0 12,887
6. Amherst County 1 3.1 2 6.2 32,487
7. Appomattox County 0 0.0 0 0.0 14,554
8. Arlington County 8 3.7 5 2.3 217,463
9. Augusta County 10 13.9 1 1.4 72,030
10. Bath County 0 0.0 0 0.0 4,483
11. Bedford City 1 15.7 0 0.0 6,351
12. Bedford County 10 14.9 0 0.0 67,164
13. Bland County 2 29.4 0 0.0 6,792
14. Botetourt County 1 3.1 1 3.1 32,556
15. Bristol City 2 11.3 0 0.0 17,692
16. Brunswick County 1 5.7 1 5.7 17,515
17. Buchanan County 13 56.9 0 0.0 22,865
18. Buckingham County 1 6.2 0 0.0 16,086
19. Buena Vista City 0 0.0 0 0.0 6,224
20. Campbell County 1 1.9 0 0.0 52,981
21. Caroline County 0 0.0 0 0.0 27,875
22. Carroll County 1 3.4 0 0.0 29,037
23. Charles City County 0 0.0 0 0.0 7,216
24. Charlotte County 0 0.0 0 0.0 12,040
25. Charlottesville City 8 18.9 1 2.4 42,227
26. Chesapeake City 16 7.2 3 1.3 222,478
27. Chesterfield County 10 3.3 5 1.6 306,721
28. Clarke County 1 6.9 1 6.9 14,587
29. Colonial Heights City 0 0.0 0 0.0 17,823
30. Covington City 0 0.0 0 0.0 6,149
31. Craig County 1 20.1 0 0.0 4,970
32. Culpeper County 2 4.3 0 0.0 46,509
33. Cumberland County 0 0.0 0 0.0 9,759
34. Danville City 6 13.5 1 2.3 44,402
35. Dickenson County 7 43.5 0 0.0 16,087
36. Dinwiddie County 0 0.0 1 3.8 26,344
37. Emporia City 0 0.0 0 0.0 5,637
38. Essex County 1 8.9 0 0.0 11,189
39. Fairfax City 0 0.0 2 8.1 24,665
40. Fairfax County 36 3.5 15 1.4 1,037,735
41. Falls Church City 0 0.0 0 0.0 11,958
42. Fauquier County 9 13.2 1 1.5 68,013
43. Floyd County 2 13.3 0 0.0 15,014
44. Fluvanna County 0 0.0 0 0.0 25,732
45. Franklin City 0 0.0 0 0.0 8,814
46. Franklin County 6 11.6 0 0.0 51,938
47. Frederick County 5 6.7 0 0.0 74,989
48. Fredericksburg City 6 25.9 0 0.0 23,195
49. Galax City 0 0.0 0 0.0 6,880
50. Giles County 3 17.3 1 5.8 17,359
51. Gloucester County 1 2.6 0 0.0 39,182
52. Goochland County 1 4.7 2 9.4 21,316
53. Grayson County 1 6.3 0 0.0 15,793
54. Greene County 3 16.3 0 0.0 18,423
55. Greensville County 5 41.5 1 8.3 12,052
56. Halifax County 3 8.5 1 2.8 35,263
57. Hampton City 15 10.4 1 0.7 144,244
58. Hanover County 3 3.0 1 1.0 99,947
59. Harrisonburg City 5 11.1 1 2.2 45,143
60. Henrico County 21 7.1 4 1.3 296,446
61. Henry County 7 12.8 1 1.8 54,892
62. Highland County 1 42.8 0 0.0 2,339
63. Hopewell City 5 21.6 0 0.0 23,124
64. Isle of Wight County 2 5.6 0 0.0 35,882
65. James City County 2 3.1 0 0.0 63,746
68. King and Queen County 0 0.0 0 0.0 6,796
66. King George County 2 8.5 0 0.0 23,559
67. King William County 0 0.0 0 0.0 16,226
69. Lancaster County 1 8.9 0 0.0 11,230
70. Lee County 1 4.0 0 0.0 25,170
71. Lexington City 1 14.5 0 0.0 6,902
72. Loudoun County 8 2.7 5 1.7 301,209
73. Louisa County 2 6.0 2 6.0 33,081
74. Lunenburg County 0 0.0 0 0.0 12,801
75. Lynchburg City 10 13.5 1 1.4 73,937
76. Madison County 0 0.0 1 7.3 13,702
77. Manassas City 3 8.2 0 0.0 36,518
78. Manassas Park City 0 0.0 0 0.0 12,045
79. Martinsville City 5 34.2 0 0.0 14,636
80. Mathews County 0 0.0 0 0.0 8,984
81. Mecklenburg County 1 3.1 1 3.1 31,974
82. Middlesex County 0 0.0 0 0.0 10,733
83. Montgomery County 8 8.8 1 1.1 91,041
84. Nelson County 0 0.0 0 0.0 15,488
85. New Kent County 1 5.5 0 0.0 18,115
86. Newport News City 16 8.3 3 1.6 193,161
87. Norfolk City 20 8.6 5 2.1 233,371
88. Northampton County 0 0.0 0 0.0 13,492
89. Northumberland County 0 0.0 0 0.0 12,993
90. Norton City 1 26.9 0 0.0 3,713
91. Nottoway County 0 0.0 0 0.0 15,931
92. Orange County 4 11.9 0 0.0 33,602
93. Page County 4 16.6 0 0.0 24,071
94. Patrick County 2 10.7 1 5.4 18,638
95. Petersburg City 2 6.1 0 0.0 32,989
96. Pittsylvania County 4 6.5 0 0.0 61,421
97. Poquoson City 0 0.0 0 0.0 11,796
98. Portsmouth City 13 13.1 0 0.0 99,326
99. Powhatan County 0 0.0 0 0.0 27,968
100. Prince Edward County 1 4.5 0 0.0 22,374
101. Prince George County 1 2.7 0 0.0 37,122
102. Prince William County 25 6.6 7 1.8 379,231
103. Pulaski County 10 28.6 1 2.9 35,023
104. Radford City 5 30.9 0 0.0 16,185
105. Rappahannock County 0 0.0 2 28.4 7,036
106. Richmond City 24 11.7 6 2.9 204,468
107. Richmond County 0 0.0 0 0.0 8,962
108. Roanoke City 16 16.9 10 10.6 94,494
109. Roanoke County 3 3.3 4 4.4 91,020
110. Rockbridge County 3 14.1 1 4.7 21,299
111. Rockingham County 2 2.7 0 0.0 75,140
112. Russell County 12 41.0 1 3.4 29,251
113. Salem City 8 31.4 1 3.9 25,463
114. Scott County 2 8.9 0 0.0 22,588
115. Shenandoah County 2 4.9 1 2.4 41,040
116. Smyth County 7 22.1 0 0.0 31,741
117. Southampton County 1 5.4 1 5.4 18,485
118. Spotsylvania County 7 5.8 3 2.5 120,992
119. Stafford County 4 3.2 0 0.0 124,194
120. Staunton City 2 8.4 1 4.2 23,888
121. Suffolk City 7 8.4 0 0.0 83,669
122. Surry County 1 14.1 0 0.0 7,089
123. Sussex County 1 8.3 0 0.0 12,118
124. Tazewell County 15 33.4 0 0.0 44,913
125. Virginia Beach City 20 4.6 13 3.0 433,614
126. Warren County 8 21.8 0 0.0 36,715
127. Washington County 7 13.2 3 5.7 53,024
128. Waynesboro City 1 4.5 1 4.5 22,240
129. Westmoreland County 2 11.3 1 5.7 17,687
130. Williamsburg City 1 7.9 3 23.6 12,736
131. Winchester City 10 38.0 4 15.2 26,323
132. Wise County 19 45.5 0 0.0 41,776
133. Wythe County 6 20.8 0 0.0 28,870
134. York County 13 21.3 1 1.6 61,154

Deaths by manner of death, 2010
Suicide 18.8%
Homicide 0.5%
Could not be determined 3.4%
Accidental 73.5%
Natural 3.7%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 96 359 455
Benzodiazepines 1 180 181
Alcohol 10 139 149
Antidepressants 3 121 124
Cocaine 25 86 111

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Antidepressants 7 41 48
Alcohol 5 42 47
Opiates/opioids 6 41 47
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 1 34 35
Benzodiazepines 2 27 29

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 9.5
Female 6.1

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.6
21 to 34 11.6
35 to 54 14.1
55 and over 4.3

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related suicide, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.5
Female 2.0

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.5
21 to 34 1.7
35 to 54 3.0
55 and over 1.9

Place of death, 2010
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 193
Home 314
Public place 31
Other 76
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 20
Home 91
Public place 21
Other 10
Not documented 0

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2009-2010
Drug category Drug-relatedDrug-related suicide
Deaths, 2009 Deaths, 2010 Single-drug deaths, 2010 Deaths, 2009 Deaths, 2010 Single-drug deaths, 2010
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 607 614 173 153 142 47
Alcohol 143 149 10 36 47 5
Cocaine 89 111 25 6 6 *
Marijuana 7 5 0 * 0 0
Stimulants 10 9 * * 0 0
Club drugs * * * 0 0 0
Hallucinogens * 5 * 0 * 0
Inhalants 9 6 4 4 14 10
Antidepressants 83 124 * 49 48 7
Antipsychotics 5 13 * 15 17 4
Benzodiazepines 145 181 * 31 29 *
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 40 72 * 30 35 *
Opiates/opioids 476 455 96 66 47 6
– Heroin (specified) 108 49 11 * 0 0
– Methadone 131 130 38 11 5 *
– All other opiates/opioids 285 324 47 58 43 5
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents * 0 0 0 * *
Salicylates/combinations 5 * 0 * * *
Misc. analgesics/combinations 28 37 4 20 18 *
Anticonvulsants * 6 0 8 8 *
Muscle relaxants 29 33 0 7 13 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.
4. A dash (-) represents a blank cell.
SOURCE: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2010.

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