By the seaside: heroin deaths in England & Wales
As our chart shows, between 2014 and 2016, the death rate was highest in Blackpool, and by a long way. In that time period 14 deaths per 100,000 population in the seaside district were attributable to heroin and/or morphine. Although the landlocked district of Burnley is in second position with 7.6 deaths, the list is dominated by coastal areas, with Hasting, Portsmouth and Scarborough among those with the highest rates.
This chart shows the rate of heroin/morphine deaths per 100,000 population, by local authority district in England and Wales.