OPP Release Report On Opioid Deaths
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have released the 2019 Opioids and Overdoses: Impacts and Strategies report, highlighting statistics, trends and impacts in relation to opioids in OPP policed communities. The report contains information outlining opioid seizures, overdoses and relevant strategies as well as a progress report on previous priorities.
Key Findings include:
- A 34 per cent increase in overdose-related deaths in 2019 as compared to overdose-related deaths in 2018;
- Since September 2017, OPP officers have saved 177 lives by administering naloxone;
- The OPP laid 102 charges in 12 overdose-related death investigations in 2019, a 500 per cent increase over 2018.