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Virginia

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 540
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 125
State population, 2008 7,769,089
Population covered by DAWN 7,769,089
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

State overview: Deaths and population by county, 2008
Counties Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (134) 540 7.0 125 1.6 7,769,089
1. Accomack County 1 2.6 0 0.0 38,180
2. Albemarle County 0 0.0 1 1.1 94,075
3. Alexandria City 10 6.9 4 2.8 143,885
4. Alleghany County 1 6.2 0 0.0 16,202
5. Amelia County 0 0.0 0 0.0 12,808
6. Amherst County 1 3.1 0 0.0 32,539
7. Appomattox County 0 0.0 0 0.0 14,501
8. Arlington County 9 4.3 6 2.9 209,969
9. Augusta County 10 14.0 3 4.2 71,250
10. Bath County 0 0.0 0 0.0 4,544
11. Bedford City 0 0.0 0 0.0 6,312
12. Bedford County 3 4.5 0 0.0 66,831
13. Bland County 0 0.0 0 0.0 6,918
14. Botetourt County 0 0.0 1 3.1 32,261
15. Bristol City 3 17.2 0 0.0 17,424
16. Brunswick County 0 0.0 0 0.0 17,580
17. Buchanan County 8 34.0 1 4.3 23,521
18. Buckingham County 0 0.0 0 0.0 15,977
19. Buena Vista City 0 0.0 0 0.0 6,471
20. Campbell County 1 1.9 1 1.9 53,030
21. Caroline County 1 3.6 0 0.0 27,632
22. Carroll County 3 10.3 1 3.4 29,158
23. Charles City County 1 13.9 0 0.0 7,212
24. Charlotte County 1 8.2 0 0.0 12,248
25. Charlottesville City 7 16.9 2 4.8 41,487
26. Chesapeake City 7 3.2 3 1.4 220,111
27. Chesterfield County 21 6.9 7 2.3 303,469
28. Clarke County 0 0.0 0 0.0 14,458
29. Colonial Heights City 0 0.0 0 0.0 17,768
30. Covington City 0 0.0 0 0.0 6,120
31. Craig County 1 19.7 0 0.0 5,087
32. Culpeper County 6 13.0 1 2.2 46,203
33. Cumberland County 0 0.0 0 0.0 9,670
34. Danville City 4 9.0 0 0.0 44,660
35. Dickenson County 8 48.8 0 0.0 16,405
36. Dinwiddie County 1 3.8 0 0.0 26,082
37. Emporia City 0 0.0 1 17.7 5,643
38. Essex County 1 9.0 0 0.0 11,091
39. Fairfax City 2 8.4 0 0.0 23,844
40. Fairfax County 33 3.3 14 1.4 1,015,302
41. Falls Church City 0 0.0 0 0.0 11,169
42. Fauquier County 6 9.0 1 1.5 66,839
43. Floyd County 0 0.0 0 0.0 14,821
44. Fluvanna County 0 0.0 0 0.0 25,544
45. Franklin City 1 11.3 0 0.0 8,877
46. Franklin County 6 11.7 2 3.9 51,477
47. Frederick County 5 6.8 0 0.0 73,898
48. Fredericksburg City 9 39.4 1 4.4 22,818
49. Galax City 2 29.4 1 14.7 6,808
50. Giles County 2 11.6 0 0.0 17,249
51. Gloucester County 2 5.2 1 2.6 38,656
52. Goochland County 0 0.0 0 0.0 20,956
53. Grayson County 1 6.3 0 0.0 15,969
54. Greene County 0 0.0 0 0.0 17,964
55. Greensville County 4 33.5 0 0.0 11,955
56. Halifax County 1 2.8 0 0.0 35,412
57. Hampton City 4 2.7 0 0.0 145,494
58. Hanover County 6 6.0 0 0.0 99,716
59. Harrisonburg City 1 2.3 2 4.5 44,015
60. Henrico County 20 6.8 2 0.7 292,599
61. Henry County 11 19.9 2 3.6 55,316
62. Highland County 0 0.0 0 0.0 2,426
63. Hopewell City 4 17.3 0 0.0 23,142
64. Isle of Wight County 2 5.6 0 0.0 35,472
65. James City County 3 4.8 1 1.6 62,414
66. King and Queen County 1 14.6 1 14.6 6,830
67. King George County 2 8.6 0 0.0 23,170
68. King William County 0 0.0 0 0.0 16,040
69. Lancaster County 0 0.0 1 8.7 11,466
70. Lee County 1 4.3 0 0.0 23,448
71. Lexington City 0 0.0 0 0.0 7,003
72. Loudoun County 4 1.4 2 0.7 289,995
73. Louisa County 2 6.1 1 3.1 32,716
74. Lunenburg County 1 7.7 0 0.0 12,941
75. Lynchburg City 5 6.9 1 1.4 72,596
76. Madison County 0 0.0 2 14.7 13,639
77. Manassas City 3 8.5 1 2.8 35,205
78. Manassas Park City 0 0.0 0 0.0 11,319
79. Martinsville City 8 55.0 1 6.9 14,543
80. Mathews County 1 11.1 0 0.0 9,038
81. Mecklenburg County 0 0.0 2 6.2 32,162
82. Middlesex County 2 18.9 0 0.0 10,585
83. Montgomery County 13 14.4 0 0.0 89,967
84. Nelson County 0 0.0 0 0.0 15,321
85. New Kent County 2 11.2 0 0.0 17,825
86. Newport News City 16 8.9 2 1.1 179,614
87. Norfolk City 18 7.7 1 0.4 234,220
88. Northampton County 0 0.0 0 0.0 13,415
89. Northumberland County 0 0.0 1 7.7 12,915
90. Norton City 2 54.0 1 27.0 3,702
91. Nottoway County 0 0.0 0 0.0 15,892
92. Orange County 1 3.0 1 3.0 33,139
93. Page County 1 4.1 0 0.0 24,164
94. Patrick County 1 5.3 0 0.0 18,844
95. Petersburg City 9 27.3 1 3.0 32,916
96. Pittsylvania County 7 11.5 0 0.0 61,123
97. Poquoson City 1 8.5 1 8.5 11,829
98. Portsmouth City 11 10.9 1 1.0 100,577
99. Powhatan County 0 0.0 0 0.0 28,006
100. Prince Edward County 0 0.0 0 0.0 21,823
101. Prince George County 2 5.5 1 2.8 36,089
102. Prince William County 9 2.5 3 0.8 364,734
103. Pulaski County 9 25.7 0 0.0 34,987
104. Radford City 4 24.8 0 0.0 16,125
105. Rappahannock County 0 0.0 0 0.0 7,158
106. Richmond City 25 12.4 0 0.0 202,002
107. Richmond County 0 0.0 0 0.0 9,144
108. Roanoke City 17 18.3 3 3.2 92,967
109. Roanoke County 6 6.6 2 2.2 90,867
110. Rockbridge County 2 9.3 0 0.0 21,570
111. Rockingham County 2 2.7 1 1.3 74,394
112. Russell County 9 31.2 1 3.5 28,831
113. Salem City 7 27.5 1 3.9 25,449
114. Scott County 3 13.1 1 4.4 22,850
115. Shenandoah County 4 9.8 4 9.8 40,777
116. Smyth County 4 12.5 0 0.0 31,905
117. Southampton County 2 10.8 0 0.0 18,480
118. Spotsylvania County 3 2.5 4 3.3 120,031
119. Stafford County 1 0.8 3 2.5 121,736
120. Staunton City 4 16.7 0 0.0 23,967
121. Suffolk City 4 4.9 0 0.0 82,302
122. Surry County 0 0.0 0 0.0 7,128
123. Sussex County 0 0.0 0 0.0 12,148
124. Tazewell County 10 22.8 1 2.3 43,787
125. Virginia Beach City 28 6.5 7 1.6 433,746
126. Warren County 2 5.5 3 8.2 36,663
127. Washington County 6 11.3 1 1.9 53,038
128. Waynesboro City 2 9.1 0 0.0 21,953
129. Westmoreland County 0 0.0 1 5.7 17,462
130. Williamsburg City 0 0.0 0 0.0 12,481
131. Winchester City 5 19.3 5 19.3 25,897
132. Wise County 10 24.0 0 0.0 41,703
133. Wythe County 9 31.3 2 7.0 28,769
134. York County 5 8.2 1 1.6 61,027

Deaths by manner of death, 2008
Suicide 18.8%
Homicide 0.6%
Could not be determined 1.8%
Accidental 77.0%
Natural 1.8%

Place of death, 2008
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 170
Home 298
Public place 27
Other 45
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility 29
Home 80
Public place 7
Other 9
Not documented 0

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 166 263 429
Benzodiazepines 3 116 119
Cocaine 42 68 110
Alcohol 1 78 79
Antidepressants 5 55 60

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2008
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 14 45 59
Antidepressants 9 49 58
Benzodiazepines 0 29 29
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 3 21 24
Alcohol 0 22 22

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 9.4
Female 4.6

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.3
21 to 34 12.2
35 to 54 12.6
55 and over 2.2

Death rates by gender and age: Drug-related suicide, 2008
Gender Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.6
Female 1.6

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.1
21 to 34 1.3
35 to 54 3.1
55 and over 1.7

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2007-2008
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths, 2007 Deaths, 2008 Single-drug deaths, 2008 Deaths, 2007 Deaths, 2008 Single-drug deaths, 2008
* 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 456 540 239 118 125 40
Alcohol* 102 79 -- 23 22 0
Cocaine 133 110 42 6 -- --
Marijuana -- 0 0 0 0 0
Stimulants 9 10 -- -- -- 0
Club drugs -- -- -- 0 0 0
Hallucinogens†† 4 -- 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 4 7 6 -- -- --
Antidepressants 74 60 5 43 58 9
Antipsychotics 13 13 -- 21 10 --
Benzodiazepines 103 119 -- 24 29 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 31 27 -- 22 24 --
Opiates/opioids 360 429 166 54 59 14
– Heroin (specified) 73 88 53 -- 0 0
– Methadone 118 122 49 9 9 --
– All other opiates/opioids 202 252 64 46 52 12
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations -- 0 0 -- -- --
Misc. analgesics/combinations 16 23 7 14 11 --
Anticonvulsants 4 -- 0 0 -- 0
Muscle relaxants 24 22 0 6 14 --

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, 2008 (08/2009 update).

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