In 2009, there were 780 drug related deaths, but by 2010 this figure had increased to 857. This is an overall increase of 9%. Even more worryingly, a staggering 46% of these deaths were down to suicide.
In contrast to these figures, the number of men who died from drug poisoning in 2010, has taken quite a drop from 2009. In 2009, there were 2,098 male fatalities through drug abuse, whereas in 2010 this figure had dropped to 1,890. This is an overall decline of 10%.
Other drug related statistics from the Office for National Statistics, show that instances of cocaine related deaths have also fallen quite dramatically. In 2010, there were 144 deaths related to this substance, which is a fall of 29% from the previous year. The number of cocaine related deaths is now at its lowest level since 2003. Deaths relating to heroin or morphine are still five times higher than in 1993, but down slightly from 2009.
The overall number of drug related deaths has dropped from 2,878 in 2009 to 2,747 in 2010. This is a difference of 131.
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