Suspected drug deaths in Scotland: April to June 2022

This quarterly report presents Police Scotland management information to provide an indication of current trends in suspected drug deaths in Scotland.

2. Summary

There were 562 suspected drug deaths during the first six months of 2022. This was 22% (160) lower than during the same period of 2021. Numbers of suspected drug deaths have been at a similar level for the last four quarters. There has been a downward trend in the rolling 12-month total but numbers remain high.



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