Table 1 
Socioeconomic characteristics of people who died of an illicit drug overdose in British Columbia, by previous contact with police, 2011 to 2016 

Socioeconomic characteristics of people who died of an illicit drug overdose in British Columbia, by previous contact with police, 2011 to 2016
  No police contact in 24 months prior to death At least one contact with police in 24 months prior to death
  %%
Years employed in the five years prior to death    
None 34 34
One to four 37 47
All five 29 20
Years receiving social assistance in the five years prior to death    
None 45 32
One to four 25 34
All five 30 34
  mean (dollars)mean (dollars)
Income and social assistance received     
Total income for last year employed 25,207 15,325
Amount of social assistance most recently received 7,875 7,173
Note(s):
Includes individuals who experienced a fatal illicit drug overdose in the period from 2011 to 2016 and who had at least one contact with the police in British Columbia in the 24 months preceding their overdose death. Percentages may not add up to 100% because of rounding.
Source(s):
BC Coroners Service Data, 2011 to 2016; Uniform Crime Reporting Survey (3302), 2009 to 2016; linked Longitudinal Worker File, 1989 to 2015; and T5007 file, 2006 to 2015.
Report a problem on this page

Is something not working? Is there information outdated? Can't find what you're looking for?

Please contact us and let us know how we can help you.

Privacy notice

Date modified: