Number of U.S. drug overdose deaths in 2017, by state

This statistic presents the number of drug overdose deaths in the U.S. in 2017, by state. In that year California had 4,868 drug overdose deaths. Opioids - primarily prescription pain relievers and heroin - are the main driver of overdose deaths.

Number of drug overdose deaths in the U.S. in 2017, by state

Number of deaths
Pennsylvania5,388
Ohio5,111
Florida5,088
California4,868
New York3,921
Texas2,989
Illinois2,778
Michigan2,694
New Jersey2,685
North Carolina2,414
Maryland2,247
Massachusetts2,168
Indiana1,852
Tennessee1,776
Kentucky1,566
Georgia1,537
Arizona1,532
Virginia1,507
Missouri1,367
Wisconsin1,177
Washington1,169
Louisiana1,108
Connecticut1,072
Colorado1,015
South Carolina1,008
West Virginia974
Alabama835
Oklahoma775
Minnesota733
Nevada676
Utah650
Oregon530
New Mexico493
New Hampshire467
Arkansas446
Maine424
Mississippi354
Iowa341
Delaware338
Kansas333
Rhode Island320
District of Columbia310
Idaho236
Hawaii203
Nebraska152
Alaska147
Vermont134
Montana119
South Dakota73
Wyoming69
North Dakota68
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Release date

2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

2017

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