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|
|One to four||37||47|
|Years receiving social assistance in the five years prior to death|
|One to four||25||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|
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.
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.