Go to the Table Of Contents

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 110
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 20
Metro area population, 2005 3,141,050
Population covered by DAWN 1,832,939
Percent of population covered by DAWN 58%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2005
Metro area component Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
* Area did not participate in DAWN this year.
Total participating (7) 110 6.0 20 1.1 1,832,939
1. Anoka County, MN*         323,403
2. Carver County, MN 0 0.0 0 0.0 84,930
3. Chisago County, MN 4 8.1 0 0.0 49,349
4. Dakota County, MN 12 3.1 4 1.0 383,368
5. Hennepin County, MN 88 7.9 16 1.4 1,118,746
6. Isanti County, MN 0 0.0 0 0.0 37,582
7. Ramsey County, MN*         494,883
8. Scott County, MN 4 3.3 0 0.0 120,008
9. Sherburne County, MN*         81,830
10. Washington County, MN*         220,167
11. Wright County, MN*         110,562
12. Pierce County, WI 2 5.1 0 0.0 38,956
13. St. Croix County, WI*         77,266

Deaths by manner of death, 2005
Suicide 15.4%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 8.5%
Natural/accidental 76.2%

Place of death, 2005
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 16
Home 68
Public place 4
Other 22
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility --
Home 17
Public place 0
Other 0
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 22 52 74
Cocaine 13 28 41
Alcohol 0 35 35
Benzodiazepines 0 13 13
Stimulants 6 7 13

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2005
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 2 9 11
Alcohol 0 7 7
Antipsychotics 1 5 6
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 1 3 4
Antidepressants 0 4 4

Gender and age death rates: Drug-related, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 9.2
Female 2.8

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.3
21 to 34 6.2
35 to 54 12.2
55 and over 2.5

Gender and age death rates: Drug-related suicide, 2005
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 0.9
Female 1.3

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 0.8
35 to 54 1.9
55 and over 1.7

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 84 110 46 25 20 5
Alcohol* 26 35 0 5 7 0
Cocaine 28 41 13 -- -- 0
Marijuana 0 -- 0 -- 0 0
Stimulants 8 13 6 0 -- --
Club drugs -- -- 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† -- 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 0 0 0 0 0
Antidepressants -- 5 -- 5 4 0
Antipsychotics 0 -- 0 4 6 --
Benzodiazepines 10 13 0 4 -- 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 -- 0 4 4 --
Opiates/opioids 58 74 22 9 11 --
– Heroin (specified) 9 5 0 0 0 0
– Methadone 15 15 -- 0 -- 0
– All other opiates/opioids 37 63 19 9 10 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 -- -- 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations -- 0 0 0 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 4 0 0 10 -- 0
Anticonvulsants 0 0 0 0 0 0
Muscle relaxants 0 -- 0 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, 2005 (08/2008 update).

Return to the Metropolitan Area Profiles TOC

Go to Top of PageGo to the Table of Contents