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Richmond, VA

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 51
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 12
Metro area population, 2007 1,212,977
Population covered by DAWN 1,212,977
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2007
Metro area component Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (20) 51 4.2 12 1.0 1,212,977
1. Amelia County, VA 0 0.0 0 0.0 12,686
2. Caroline County, VA 0 0.0 0 0.0 27,282
3. Charles City County, VA 0 0.0 0 0.0 7,166
4. Chesterfield County, VA 8 2.7 3 1.0 299,689
5. Colonial Heights City, VA 0 0.0 0 0.0 17,796
6. Cumberland County, VA 0 0.0 0 0.0 9,626
7. Dinwiddie County, VA 0 0.0 0 0.0 25,747
8. Goochland County, VA 0 0.0 0 0.0 20,615
9. Hanover County, VA 4 4.0 1 1.0 98,946
10. Henrico County, VA 9 3.1 2 0.7 289,822
11. Hopewell City, VA 2 8.7 0 0.0 23,028
13. King and Queen County, VA 0 0.0 0 0.0 6,882
12. King William County, VA 1 6.4 0 0.0 15,689
14. Louisa County, VA 0 0.0 1 3.1 31,961
15. New Kent County, VA 1 5.8 0 0.0 17,109
16. Petersburg City, VA 1 3.0 0 0.0 32,885
17. Powhatan County, VA 0 0.0 0 0.0 27,817
18. Prince George County, VA 0 0.0 2 5.6 35,886
19. Richmond City, VA 25 12.5 3 1.5 200,123
20. Sussex County, VA 0 0.0 0 0.0 12,222

Deaths by manner of death, 2007
Suicide 19.0%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 0.0%
Accidental 81.0%
Natural 0.0%

Place of death, 2007
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 5
Home 34
Public place 5
Other 7
Not documented 0

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

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 16 18 34
Cocaine 12 13 25
Alcohol 0 7 7

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2007
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 1 6 7
Antidepressants 2 4 6
Antipsychotics 0 5 5

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 6.1
Female 2.4

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 7.4
35 to 54 7.7
55 and over 2.2

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2007
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 0.8
Female 1.1

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 0.9
35 to 54 2.5
55 and over 0.4

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2006-2007
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths, 2006 Deaths, 2007 Single-drug deaths, 2007 Deaths, 2006 Deaths, 2007 Single-drug deaths, 2007
* 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 28   12 --
Alcohol*   7 0   -- --
Cocaine   25 12   -- --
Marijuana   0 0   0 --
Stimulants   0 0   0 --
Club drugs   0 0   0 --
Hallucinogens††   0 0   0 --
Inhalants   0 0   0 --
Antidepressants   -- 0   6 --
Antipsychotics   0 0   5 --
Benzodiazepines   -- 0   -- --
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics   0 0   -- --
Opiates/opioids   34 16   7 --
– Heroin (specified)   23 10   0 --
– Methadone   -- --   -- --
– All other opiates/opioids   14 4   6 --
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents   0 0   0 --
Salicylates/combinations   -- 0   0 --
Misc. analgesics/combinations   -- 0   0 --
Anticonvulsants   0 0   0 --
Muscle relaxants   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, 2007 (08/2008 update).

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