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Illicit Drug Deaths - 1997 to 2005

BC CORONERS SERVICE

Chief Coroner of British Columbia

Metrotower II Suite 800

4720 Kingsway
Burnaby, B.C. V5H 4N2

Contract BC Coroners 

Website:

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BC Coroners reports 

   

In 2006 the BC Coroners Service changed the information that it would make public.

Overdose deaths in BC 2006-2015  .pdf 

BC Annual Report 2010  .pdf

BC Annual Report 2009  .pdf

BC Annual Report 2008  .pdf

BC Annual Report 2007  .pdf

BC Annual Report 2006  .pdf

Age Category

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999 1998 1997

20 and under

7 8 7 5 7 7 10 12 6

21-30 years 

38 43 34 39 52 38 49 73 61

31-40 years

63 57 49 56 97 101 111 173 141

41-50 years

73 57 72 56 65 73 82 122 81

51-60 years

26 26 22 12 19 28 24 35 17

Over 60

4 2 6 2 6 1 2 2 4

TOTAL 

211 193 190 170 246 248 278 417 310

Gender

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999 1998 1997

Female

52 45 38 40 53 41 49 74 44

Male

159 148 152 130 193 207 229 343 266

Total

211 193 190 170 246 248 278 417 310

Classification

2005 2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

1998 1997

Accident

0 151 170 158 223 234 266 396 300

Homicide

0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0

Natural

0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Suicide

0 17 10 8 15 10 6 18 8

Undetermined

211 25 8 4 8 3 6 3 2

TOTAL

211 193 190 170 246 248 278 417 310

Classification

Ethnicity

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999 1998 1997

First Nations

0 18 19 5 8 10 13 30 25

Non-First Nations

0 153 167 165 238 238 265 387 285

Unknown

211 22 4 0 0 0 0 0 0

TOTAL

211 193 190 170 246 248 278 417 310

Month

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

1998

1997

January

0

9

13

7

24

28

29

28

29

February

0

14

7

17

24

27

16

27

28

March

0

18

10

16

23

27

23

40

18

April

0

18

19

21

25

17

17

51

29

May

0

18

9

15

22

27

24

43

18

June

0

17

14

16

16

17

22

32

21

July

0

14

21

21

18

21

23

36

29

August

0

11

27

11

21

11

24

32

25

September

0

12

12

14

25

9

24

27

28

October

0

12

16

14

19

26

24

41

33

November

0

10

17

9

16

17

27

34

21

December

0

18

21

9

13

21

25

26

31

Unknown

211

22

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

TOTAL

211

193

190

170

246

248

278

417

310

Region

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999 1998 1997

FRASER

60 48 55 47 74 78 91 104 90

INTERIOR

30 27 34 23 25 24 15 36 17

ISLAND

49 37 37 40 45 40 48 58 43

METRO

62 71 58 53 94 95 116 199 148

NORTH

10 10 6 7 8 11 8 20 12

TOTAL

211 190 190 170 246 248 278 417 310

Weekday

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999 1998 1997

Sunday

0 27 28 22 35 32 34 61 38

Monday

0 18 28 15 26 27 29 46 31

Tuesday

0 23 20 23 22 26 31 46 30

Wednesday

0 22 24 26 49 33 44 48 53

Thursday

0 29 26 17 36 39 51 72 54

Friday

0 24 26 33 38 46 39 74 53

Saturday

0 28 34 34 40 45 50 70 51

Unkown

211 22 4 0 0 0 0 0 0

Total

211 193 190 170 246 248 278 417 310

A Town / City breakdown is available on the .pdf Illicit Drug Overdose Deaths

BC Coroners Service Reports

Homicides

Motor Vehicle Accidental Deaths

Suicide

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