Death from drug poisoning by paracetamol in England and Wales 1993-2018

This statistic displays the number of deaths from paracetamol drug poisoning in England and Wales from 1993 to 2018. Since 1997 there has been a decrease in the number of deaths caused by paracetamol. In 2017, 218 deaths were recorded.

Number of deaths from drug poisoning by paracetamol in England and Wales from 1993 to 2018*

Number of deaths
2018210
2017218
2016219
2015197
2014200
2013226
2012182
2011207
2010199
2009255
2008260
2007242
2006309
2005410
2004517
2003454
2002517
2001553
2000566
1999603
1998633
1997653
1996556
1995589
1994530
1993553
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Source

Release date

August 2019

Region

United Kingdom (England, Wales)

Survey time period

1993 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Number of drug-related deaths where paracetamol was mentioned on the death certificate.
* Figures include dextropropoxyphene mentioned without paracetamol as dextropropoxyphene is rarely ingested except in combination with paracetamol.

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