Deaths Related to Drug Poisoning in England and Wales, 2013
This bulletin presents the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on deaths related to drug poisoning (involving both legal and illegal drugs) and drug misuse (involving illegal drugs) in England and Wales for the last five years (2009 to 2013).
Some of the findings from the report are:
- 2,955 drug poisoning deaths (involving both legal and illegal drugs) were registered in 2013 in England and Wales
- There was a sharp increase of 21% in the number of drug misuse deaths in England in 2013
- Heroin/morphine remain the substances most commonly involved in drug poisoning deaths. 765 deaths involved heroin/morphine in 2013; a sharp rise of 32% from 579 deaths in 2012