Go to the Table Of Contents

Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI: Wayne County, MI

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 438
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 20
Population 1,990,932
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 22.0
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 1.0

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2004-2005
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths,
2004
Deaths,
2005
Single-drug
deaths,
2005
Deaths,
2004
Deaths,
2005
Single-drug
deaths,
2005
* 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 402 438 140 13 20 5
Alcohol* 93 104 0 -- 5 0
Cocaine 217 207 76 -- 5 0
Marijuana 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stimulants -- 0 0 0 0 0
Club drugs -- 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants -- 0 0 0 0 0
Antidepressants 107 40 -- 7 8 --
Antipsychotics 29 13 -- 5 -- 0
Benzodiazepines 119 35 0 6 4 --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 98 28 0 5 4 0
Opiates/opioids 327 326 59 7 12 --
– Heroin (specified) 162 65 0 0 0 0
– Methadone 53 49 10 0 -- 0
– All other opiates/opioids 300 298 49 7 11 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 -- 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 9 9 -- 0 -- --
Anticonvulsants 8 -- 0 0 0 0
Muscle relaxants 26 8 0 0 -- 0

Deaths by manner of death, 2005
Suicide 4.4%
Homicide 0.4%
Could not be determined 1.5%
Natural/accidental 93.7%

Place of death, 2005
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 161
Home 227
Public place --
Other 48
Not documented --

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility --
Home 14
Public place 0
Other --
Not documented 0

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 30.8
Female 13.8

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.3
21 to 34 23.0
35 to 54 53.9
55 and over 7.7

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 59 267 326
Cocaine 76 131 207
Alcohol 0 104 104
Antidepressants 1 39 40
Benzodiazepines 0 35 35

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, 2005 (08/2008 update).

Return to the Area Spotlights TOC

Go to Top of PageGo to the Table of Contents