Number of drug overdose deaths in the U.S. in 2016, by state

Number of U.S. drug overdose deaths in 2016, by state This statistic presents the number of drug overdose deaths in the U.S. in 2016, by state. In that year California had 4,654 drug overdose deaths. Opioids - primarily prescription pain relievers and heroin - are the main driver of overdose deaths.
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Number of deaths
Alabama756
Alaska128
Arizona1,382
Arkansas401
California4,654
Colorado942
Connecticut971
Delaware282
District of Columbia269
Florida4,728
Georgia1,394
Hawaii191
Idaho243
Illinois2,411
Indiana1,526
Iowa314
Kansas313
Kentucky1,419
Louisiana996
Maine353
Maryland2,044
Massachusetts2,227
Michigan2,347
Minnesota672
Mississippi352
Missouri1,371
Montana119
Nebraska120
Nevada665
New Hampshire481
New Jersey2,056
New Mexico500
New York3,638
North Carolina1,956
North Dakota77
Ohio4,329
Oklahoma813
Oregon506
Pennsylvania4,627
Rhode Island326
South Carolina879
South Dakota69
Tennessee1,630
Texas2,831
Utah635
Vermont125
Virginia1,405
Washington1,102
West Virginia884
Wisconsin1,074
Wyoming99
Number of deaths
Alabama756
Alaska128
Arizona1,382
Arkansas401
California4,654
Colorado942
Connecticut971
Delaware282
District of Columbia269
Florida4,728
Georgia1,394
Hawaii191
Idaho243
Illinois2,411
Indiana1,526
Iowa314
Kansas313
Kentucky1,419
Louisiana996
Maine353
Maryland2,044
Massachusetts2,227
Michigan2,347
Minnesota672
Mississippi352
Missouri1,371
Montana119
Nebraska120
Nevada665
New Hampshire481
New Jersey2,056
New Mexico500
New York3,638
North Carolina1,956
North Dakota77
Ohio4,329
Oklahoma813
Oregon506
Pennsylvania4,627
Rhode Island326
South Carolina879
South Dakota69
Tennessee1,630
Texas2,831
Utah635
Vermont125
Virginia1,405
Washington1,102
West Virginia884
Wisconsin1,074
Wyoming99
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This statistic presents the number of drug overdose deaths in the U.S. in 2016, by state. In that year California had 4,654 drug overdose deaths. Opioids - primarily prescription pain relievers and heroin - are the main driver of overdose deaths.
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2017
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United States
Survey time period
2016

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