Drug-related deaths in England in 2012, by ethnicity

This statistic shows the amount of drug-related deaths, as reported to the National Programme on Substance Abuse Deaths (NPSAD) in England in 2012, by ethnicity. The majority of deaths where the ethnicity was known were those reported as being 'white'. There were, however, a large number of cases where the ethnicity was not reported. In 2012, there were a total of 1,147 drug-related deaths.

Distribution of drug-related deaths reported to NPSAD in England in 2012, by ethnicity

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Source

Release date

February 2014

Region

United Kingdom (England, Wales)

Survey time period

2012

Supplementary notes

National Programme on Substance Abuse Deaths (NPSAD) drug-related deaths are those deaths reported voluntarily to the NPSAD by coroners. Responses were voluntarily submitted from a total of 78 out of 99 coroners' jurisdictions in England, giving a total coverage rate of 78.8%.
An NPSAD case is defined as a death where any of the following criteria are met at a completed inquest, fatal accident inquiry or similar investigation:
- One or more psychoactive substance directly implicated in death;
- History of dependence or abuse of psychoactive drugs;
- Presence of Controlled Drugs at post mortem; or
- Cases with deaths directly due to drugs but with no inquest.

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