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Table DRD-4. Number of drug-induced deaths recorded in EU Member States according to EMCDDA standard definition 'Selection D', 1995 to 2009

Country199519961997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009
Belgium:::::::::::::::
Bulgaria::::::793356363618473233
Czech Republic(1):::617980844455576242404449
Denmark::216:::201198198211202221205195206
Germany:::::::::::::::
Estonia:::::::::::::::
Ireland:::104115113109127109128173188204209:
Greece17622223224526530432125921725532525320613459
Spain(2)371381321271258254240204274212237218188139:
France(3):3511841138598101827958:::::
Italy119515661160108010021016825520517653653551606517484
Cyprus:::::::::1497121112
Latvia::::11552515445392547534643
Lithuania::::2323231931::::::
Luxembourg2217916172618111413:::::
Hungary:524731423840:32342825252731
Malta235645855775::7
Netherlands:::::::::::::::
Austria(4)170191136109128167139139163185191197175169187
Poland:::::::::::::::
Portugal:::::::::::::9454
Romania:::::::::::::::
Slovenia:::::::::::::::
Slovakia:::::::::2317201725:
Finland30314251879660666774728894112106
Sweden:::::::::::::::
United Kingdom:::::::::::::::
Croatia:::::::::::::::
Turkey::::::::::::147159160
Norway132184177270220327338210172223184195200179183

Notes:

 See: Drug-related deaths — methods and definitions, the EMCDDA definitions.        

 Absolute numbers from different countries are not directly comparable since differences remain in quality of recording methods.       

 (1) National definition includes also poisoning by psychoactive medicines, which accounts for most cases.       

 (2) Data refer to the six major cities (Based on SEIT information system): Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Zaragoza, Sevilla and Bilbao. Between 1997 and 2000 data for Sevilla are not included. In 2003 and 2004 data for Zaragoza are not included.       

 (3) Based on information from OCRTIS.             

 (4) In the year 2008 the number of cases on which no autopsy has been performed tripled (up to 32 cases) in comparison with previous years. Thus the number reported for 2008 might be the lower limit, adding up to 201 cases if all 32 suspicious non confirmed cases were included.       

Sources:

 Reitox national reports 2010, taken from national special registries (forensic or police).       

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