Friday, June 10, 2016

Good BC Liberal Government? Illegal Drug Deaths Up, Up and Away: 2002 (172); .... 2015 (484) and six months of 2016 (308)

The BC Coroners Service has released updated statistics regarding the number of illicit drug-related deaths in 2016.

From January through May 2016, there were 308 accidental illicit drug overdose deaths in British Columbia. This is a 75% increase over the number of deaths occurring during the same period in 2015 (176).

Preliminary data suggests that the proportion of illicit drug overdose deaths in which fentanyl was detected (alone or in combination with other drugs) increased to approximately 56% in the first four months of 2016. In previous years, the proportion was:

 2012 = 5%
 2013 = 15%
 2014 = 25%

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Illegal Drugs


For the years 2007 up to May of 2016


Fort St. John has had 5 over the period of 2007 to 2016, but then so has Metro Vancouver's  Coquitlam.

With the advent of a major infusion of a new workforce for BC Hydro's Site C, and along with the BC Liberals election LNG promises of 2013, will the RCMP Ft. St. John's office be increasing the size of their workforce as well?

2 comments:

Bill said...

Hi NVG

This latest statistic on illegal drug deaths is alarming. Very close to two deaths are now occurring every day! These tragic deaths leave families shattered. This drug crisis seems unsolvable. Police forces and social agencies are overwhelmed. Gang dealers are making huge money selling these super dangerous illegal drugs and the death toll is not there problem. Our government seems to be looking the other way on this epidemic, like they seem to act on so many problems in pursuit of their own self interests.

'Best place on earth'... only in the BC Liberal perpetual election campaign but not even close in the real world.

e.a.f. said...

The death rate due to F. in drugs could be 10 a day and the B.C. Lieberals still wouldn't do anything. The Chief Medical officer of B.C. has declared a state of emergency and what did the premier do? Well she went to Asia to sell out B.C., beyond that, not much. Oh, she had some photo ops and told a story about an alleged "grab and dash" 35 years ago, so while the MSM cheering section reported on that and forgot to report on the two Shell oil cancelled LNG PROJECTS.

when asked about banning the sale of pill presses the B.C. Lieberals weren't what one could call enthusiacic. If I didn't know better, I'd think some of their political supporters were selling them. 3 other provinces have banned them, so why can't B.C.? First thing which springs to mind is Christy Clark and the B.C. Lieberals don't care how many die from drugs in this province. Its not their problem. they are only interested in LNG and Site C. and raising enough money to spin their version of the truth come the election.