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Drug deaths in Europe
Ireland was the 4th worst European country with 71 drug deaths per million, with the UK in 5th place with 60 deaths per million.

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As highlighted by the latest edition of the European Drug Report, Estonia is the country with the most drug-induced deaths per million population in Europe. At 103, 82 above the EU average, only Sweden comes close with 100 deaths. At the other end of the scale, Portugal, where drugs were decriminalised back in 2001, had only 6 per million people. Looking outside of Europe, Estonia’s problems are pulled into sharp relief by the rate in the United States. In 2016, there were a staggering 185 deaths per million.

As you can see from this useful infographic from Statista, Ireland was the 4th worst European country with 71 deaths per million, with the UK in 5th place (Scotland is actually worse than England and Wales) with 60 deaths per million.

These figures are put into shocking context by the EU average figure of 21 deaths per million.

Infographic: Drug deaths in Europe | Statista You will find more statistics at Statista

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