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Death Data Overview

In 2017, Pennsylvania coroners and medical examiners reported 5,456 drug-related overdose deaths (ruled accidental or undetermined). This number represents a rate of 43 deaths per 100,000 people, ranged from 0 to 77 among individual counties. Between 2015 and 2017, there was a 65% increase in the number of drug-related overdose deaths in Pennsylvania (Read More). The table and figures below depicts the rates and quarterly trend of drug-related overdose deaths, as well as the drug category breakdown in Pennsylvania counties from 2015-2017.

Quarterly Trend

Percent of Overdose Deaths per Drug Category per Year

County 2015 Average Rate (per 100,000) 2016 Average Rate (per 100,000) 2017 Average Rate (per 100,000)
Adams 7 28 19 View Data
Allegheny 34 53 60 View Data
Armstrong 41 62 59 View Data
Beaver 22 61 49 View Data
Bedford 4 23 39
Berks 16 27 27 View Data
Blair 17 35 39
Bradford 19 28 25
Bucks 17 27 37 View Data
Butler 25 40 49 View Data
Cambria 41 70 65
Cameron 0 0 0
Carbon 27 27 42
Centre 9 12 7 View Data
Chester 14 19 28 View Data
Clarion 13 18 16 View Data
Clearfield 15 14 6 View Data
Clinton 8 26 10 View Data
Columbia 19 27 23 View Data
Crawford 32 36 28 View Data
Cumberland 15 23 30 View Data
Dauphin 29 30 35 View Data
Delaware 33 37 46
Elk 10 10 23
Erie 22 33 43 View Data
Fayette 30 45 57 View Data
Forest 27 0 14
Franklin 14 25 23 View Data
Fulton 21 75 7 View Data
Greene 37 51 35
Huntingdon 11 15 29 View Data
Indiana 41 57 44 View Data
Jefferson 14 16 14 View Data
Juniata 4 16 8
Lackawanna 34 40 42 View Data
Lancaster 14 22 30 View Data
Lawrence 34 46 61 View Data
Lebanon 15 12 21
Lehigh 27 37 47 View Data
Luzerne 45 44 50 View Data
Lycoming 16 30 30 View Data
McKean 19 17 19
Mercer 14 28 36 View Data
Mifflin 11 13 28
Monroe 27 25 34 View Data
Montgomery 17 28 27 View Data
Montour 27 27 66
Northampton 20 23 30
Northumberland 17 29 34 View Data
Perry 7 20 22
Philadelphia 44 58 77
Pike 11 18 23 View Data
Potter 6 12 18
Schuylkill 17 41 27 View Data
Snyder 2 7 7
Somerset 21 28 39 View Data
Sullivan 16 16 16
Susquehanna 14 22 15 View Data
Tioga 7 15 22
Union 4 15 11 View Data
Venango 21 17 8
Warren 0 0 0
Washington 35 51 47
Wayne 33 31 23 View Data
Westmoreland 35 49 55 View Data
Wyoming 25 25 40 View Data
York 22 29 39 View Data

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