Drug-related deaths in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2012, by living arrangements

This statistic shows the amount of drug-related deaths, as reported to the National Programme on Substance Abuse Deaths (NPSAD) in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2012, by living arrangements. Statistically, those living alone were the most likely to have a drug-related death.In 2012, there were a total of 1,613 drug-related deaths.

Distribution of drug-related deaths reported to NPSAD in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2012, by living arrangements*

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Source

Release date

February 2014

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2012

Supplementary notes

* Data also includes figures from Guernsey, Jersey, and the Isle of Man
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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