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Richmond, VA

Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 72
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 21
Metro area population, 2010 1,238,343
Population covered by DAWN 1,238,343
Percent of population covered by DAWN 100%

Metro area overview: Deaths and population by county, 2010
County Drug-related Drug-related suicide Population
Deaths Rate Deaths Rate
Total participating (20) 72 5.8 21 1.7 1,238,343
1. Amelia County, VA 1 7.8 0 0.0 12,887
2. Caroline County, VA 0 0.0 0 0.0 27,875
3. Charles City County, VA 0 0.0 0 0.0 7,216
4. Chesterfield County, VA 10 3.3 5 1.6 306,721
5. Colonial Heights City, VA 0 0.0 0 0.0 17,823
6. Cumberland County, VA 0 0.0 0 0.0 9,759
7. Dinwiddie County, VA 0 0.0 1 3.8 26,344
8. Goochland County, VA 1 4.7 2 9.4 21,316
9. Hanover County, VA 3 3.0 1 1.0 99,947
10. Henrico County, VA 21 7.1 4 1.3 296,446
11. Hopewell City, VA 5 21.6 0 0.0 23,124
12. King and Queen County, VA 0 0.0 0 0.0 6,796
13. King William County, VA 0 0.0 0 0.0 16,226
14. Louisa County, VA 2 6.0 2 6.0 33,081
15. New Kent County, VA 1 5.5 0 0.0 18,115
16. Petersburg City, VA 2 6.1 0 0.0 32,989
17. Powhatan County, VA 0 0.0 0 0.0 27,968
18. Prince George County, VA 1 2.7 0 0.0 37,122
19. Richmond City, VA 24 11.7 6 2.9 204,468
20. Sussex County, VA 1 8.3 0 0.0 12,118

Deaths by manner of death, 2010
Suicide 22.6%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 0.0%
Accidental 75.3%
Natural 2.2%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 23 25 48
Alcohol 3 20 23
Cocaine 5 14 19
Antidepressants 1 5 6
Benzodiazepines 0 6 6

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related suicide deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 4 7 11
Alcohol 0 7 7
Antidepressants 2 4 6
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 0 5 5
Misc. analgesics/combinations 0 5 5

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 7.8
Female 3.9

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 1.4
21 to 34 10.6
35 to 54 8.8
55 and over 3.4

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related suicide, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 1.5
Female 1.9

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 0.0
21 to 34 2.5
35 to 54 2.8
55 and over 1.7

Place of death, 2010
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 20
Home 38
Public place 8
Other 6
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility *
Home 15
Public place *
Other *
Not documented 0

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2009-2010
Drug category Drug-relatedDrug-related suicide
Deaths, 2009 Deaths, 2010 Single-drug deaths, 2010 Deaths, 2009 Deaths, 2010 Single-drug deaths, 2010
NOTES: Alcohol row includes alcohol in combination with other drugs (all ages) and alcohol alone in decedents under age 21. Club drugs row includes MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), and ketamine. Hallucinogens row includes PCP, LSD, and miscellaneous hallucinogens.
ALL DRUGS 84 72 35 38 21 9
Alcohol 10 23 * * 7 0
Cocaine 16 19 5 0 0 0
Marijuana 0 * 0 * 0 0
Stimulants 0 * 0 0 0 0
Club drugs 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens 0 0 0 0 0 0
Inhalants * 0 0 * * *
Antidepressants 7 6 * 12 6 *
Antipsychotics * 0 0 * * *
Benzodiazepines 8 6 0 4 * 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics * * 0 5 5 0
Opiates/opioids 65 48 23 13 11 4
– Heroin (specified) 28 12 * 0 0 0
– Methadone 17 16 10 * 0 0
– All other opiates/opioids 23 22 10 11 11 4
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations * 0 0 0 0 0
Misc. analgesics/combinations 4 4 * 9 5 0
Anticonvulsants 0 * 0 * * *
Muscle relaxants * * 0 0 * 0

End Notes

1. Drug-related deaths exclude suicides.
2. All death rates are per 100,000 population.
3. An asterisk (*) signifies that a small number of deaths was suppressed to protect privacy.
4. A dash (-) represents a blank cell.
SOURCE: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2010.

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