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BC Coroners Service

Illicit Drug Overdose Deaths 2004-2011
This report summarizes illicit drug overdose deaths between January 1, 2004 and December 31, 2011. To ensure that no identifiable personal information may be inferred for statistics with a limited range, counts under 5 were suppressed in the Township table. An ‘x’ marks cells with suppressed data. Townships with fewer than 3 deaths over the 8-year period were collapsed into ‘Other’. The BCCS operates in a live database environment. The data are considered preliminary until all investigations have been completed. Data are subject to change, and are not directly comparable to published counts from previous years.

Classification
Accidental Homicide* Suicide Undetermined Total 2004 182 18 2 202 2005 225 1 9 5 240 2006 222 5 5 232 2007 199 10 5 214 2008 179 6 1 186 2009 195 8 7 210 2010 201 1 12 6 220 2011 263 18 13 294 Average 208.3 0.3 10.8 5.5 224.8

* Death due to injury inflicted by the action of another person. Homicide is a neutral term that does not imply fault or blame.

Region
Fraser Interior Island Metro Northern Total 2004 51 28 37 76 10 202 2005 64 33 52 80 11 240 2006 71 39 40 73 9 232 2007 50 34 36 79 15 214 2008 51 19 46 62 8 186 2009 53 35 34 80 8 210 2010 77 37 28 67 11 220 2011 101 35 44 99 15 294 Average 64.8 32.5 39.6 77.0 10.9 224.8

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Illicit Drug Overdose Deaths 2004-2011
Gender
Female Male Total 2004 45 157 202 2005 56 184 240 2006 47 185 232 2007 52 162 214 2008 51 135 186 2009 57 153 210 2010 50 170 220 2011 84 210 294 Average 55.3 169.5 224.8

Age Group
10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70-79 80-89 Total 2004 6 40 59 66 28 3 202 2005 3 43 70 77 43 4 240 2006 8 42 53 78 48 3 232 2007 6 35 54 75 39 4 1 214 2008 7 36 49 42 44 8 186 2009 4 45 53 59 37 12 210 2010 6 38 52 68 48 7 1 220 2011 7 70 78 74 56 9 294 Average 5.9 43.6 58.5 67.4 42.9 6.3 0.1 0.1 224.8

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Illicit Drug Overdose Deaths 2004-2011
Month
January February March April May June July August September October November December Total 2004 11 17 19 21 20 17 20 12 18 15 11 21 202 2005 13 14 22 12 20 26 27 24 14 25 24 19 240 2006 21 12 18 27 29 20 23 21 6 13 15 27 232 2007 17 15 19 23 14 18 13 19 18 14 22 22 214 2008 17 9 16 20 18 18 24 17 13 11 9 14 186 2009 25 16 13 8 17 17 19 29 16 15 19 16 210 2010 17 17 14 11 22 19 21 24 24 23 16 12 220 2011 26 25 25 26 23 21 29 23 26 21 25 24 294 Average 18.4 15.6 18.3 18.5 20.4 19.5 22.0 21.1 16.9 17.1 17.6 19.4 224.8

Township
Region Fraser Injury Township Surrey Abbotsford New Westminster Langley Mission Coquitlam Maple Ridge Chilliwack Port Coquitlam White Rock Pitt Meadows Port Moody Agassiz Hope Other Fraser Total 2004 20 7 x x x 7 x x x x x x 51 2005 22 9 12 x x x x x x x x x x 64 2006 33 8 6 x x 7 x x x x x x x 71 2007 22 x x x x x 6 x x x x x 50 2008 19 x 5 5 6 x x x x x x x 51 2009 24 x x x x 5 8 x x x x 53 2010 32 10 6 x 9 x x x 5 x x 77 2011 44 15 7 9 x x x 8 x x x x x 101

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Illicit Drug Overdose Deaths 2004-2011
Interior Kamloops Kelowna Vernon Penticton Merritt Salmon Arm Trail Westbank Cranbrook Lake Country 100 Mile House Castlegar Chase Grand Forks Oliver Other Interior Total Victoria Nanaimo Campbell River Courtenay Powell River Port Alberni Qualicum Beach Duncan Parksville Port Mcneill Comox Port Hardy Saltspring Island Other Island Total Vancouver Burnaby Richmond Delta North Vancouver Whistler 10 6 x x x x 28 19 8 x x x 5 37 67 x x x x 8 10 x x x x x x x 5 33 25 6 5 x x x x x x 6 52 61 8 x x x 7 9 x x x x x x x x x 9 39 16 5 x x x x x x x 6 40 54 6 x x 5 12 6 x x x x x x x x 34 19 x x x x x x x x x x 36 60 10 x x x x 6 x x x x x x x x 19 30 x x x x x x x x 6 46 40 12 x x x x 8 5 x x x x x x x 6 35 13 5 x x x x x x x x 34 62 8 x x x x 11 10 6 x x x x 6 37 12 7 x x x x x 28 44 10 x x x x x 12 7 x x x x x x 5 35 16 7 6 x x x x x 5 44 69 12 5 6 x -

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Illicit Drug Overdose Deaths 2004-2011
Sechelt West Vancouver Squamish Other Metro Total Northern Prince George Quesnel Fort St John Williams Lake Terrace Prince Rupert Chetwynd Dawson Creek Fort Nelson Other Northern Total Total x x 76 x x x x x x 10 202 x x 80 x x x x x x x 11 240 x 73 x x x x x 9 232 x 79 5 x x x x x x 15 214 x x 62 x x x x x 8 186 x x x 80 x x x x 8 210 x x 67 x x x x x x 11 220 x 99 5 x 5 x x x 15 294

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