Alexandria Opioid Statistics

Page updated on Mar 23, 2020 at 11:03 AM

Below are statistics related to fatal and non-fatal opioid overdoses and deaths in Alexandria. Data was originally collected and reported by the Alexandria Police Department (APD). In 2019, data related to fatal and non-fatal opioid overdoses was expanded to include data from the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) of the Alexandria Fire Department. The City continues to review its collection practices in order to provide the most comprehensive and robust data as possible.

For each year below, figures are provided in two columns. “Previous” includes data only from APD. “Adjusted” includes the figure from “Previous” plus any additional data from EMS. 

NON-FATAL AND FATAL OPIOID OVERDOSES IN THE CITY OF ALEXANDRIA


 2017 -Previous
2017 - Adjusted 
2018 - Previous 
2018 - Adjusted 
2019 - Previous 
2019 - Adjusted *
Fatal
9
9
8
8
10
14
Non-Fatal
50
64
49
61
46
59
Total
59
73
57
69
56
73

 *2019 Adjusted figures updated 3/23/2020


Statistics from Health Matters in Alexandria

A customized dashboard of seven opioid-related indicators from the Virginia Department of Health is now available on the Health Matters in Alexandria website. The seven indicators include: 

  • Death Rate due to Fentanyl and/or Heroin Overdose
  • Death Rate due to Prescription Opioid Overdose
  • Emergency Department Admission Rate due to Heroin
  • Emergency Department Admission Rate due to Opioids
  • Emergency Medical Service Narcan Administration Rate
  • Hepatitis C Incidence Rate (18-30 years)
  • HIV Diagnosis Rate

Health Matters in Alexandria is a web-based resource through which the Alexandria community can learn about community health and well-being within the City of Alexandria. The site, which is maintained by the Alexandria Health Department, provides a comprehensive snapshot of health in our city.  

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