Number of U.S. drug overdose deaths in 2018, by state

This statistic presents the number of drug overdose deaths in the U.S. in 2018, by state. In that year California had 5,348 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 2018, by state

Number of deaths
Alabama775
Alaska110
Arizona1,670
Arkansas444
California5,348
Colorado995
Connecticut1,069
Delaware401
District of Columbia254
Florida4,698
Georgia1,404
Hawaii213
Idaho250
Illinois2,722
Indiana1,629
Iowa287
Kansas345
Kentucky1,315
Louisiana1,140
Maine345
Maryland2,324
Massachusetts2,241
Michigan2,591
Minnesota636
Mississippi310
Missouri1,610
Montana125
Nebraska138
Nevada688
New Hampshire452
New Jersey2,900
New Mexico537
New York3,697
North Carolina2,259
North Dakota70
Ohio3,980
Oklahoma716
Oregon547
Pennsylvania4,415
Rhode Island317
South Carolina1,125
South Dakota57
Tennessee1,823
Texas3,005
Utah624
Vermont153
Virginia1,448
Washington1,164
West Virginia856
Wisconsin1,079
Wyoming66
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Sources

Release date

2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018

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