17 March 2014

Virginia Deaths by Drugs

I realized that I hadn't looked at the last Medical Examiner's report on drug deaths in Virginia (2011), so I thought I'd do a quick breakdown.

First, the municipalities with the most per capita deaths by drugs.

Now the municipalities with the most per capita deaths by legal drugs.

Now the municipalities with the most per capita deaths by illegal drugs.


DEATHS PER 100,000 BY DRUGS
Overall Legal Drugs Illegal Drugs
1 Dickenson 57.2 Dickenson 44.5 Madison 15.2
2 Tazwell 49.2 Russell 38.3 Danville 9.3
3 Russell 48.7 Tazwell 35.8 Lancaster 8.9
4 Bland 44.0 Bland 29.3 Essex 8.9
5 Buchanan 38.2 Page 29.2 Richmond City 8.3

Tell me again how legalizing and regulating drugs will make things so much better?

And, before anyone starts arguing that this is all about statistical anomalies because of smaller populations, remember that it has been going on for quite a while now (posts from 2010 and 2011 A & B).

This may actually change in the future. Synthetic drugs, such as alpha-PVP (gravel), seem to be cutting into the pills' market share.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

What is the answer?

bail bondsman Las Vegas said...

Colorado will be the awesome laboratory test. The state is turning ridiculous so far. Going to crap.