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https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/more-people-died-from-drug-overdoses-in-2017-than-guns-murders-or-car-accidents

More people died from drug overdoses in 2017 than guns, murders, or car accidents

More than 72,000 people died from drug overdoses in 2017, according to the NIH about 200 per day. That number is more than four times the number who died in 1999 from drug abuse: 16,849.

The DEA attributed last year's uptick in deaths to a spike in opioid-related fatalities. The agency said 49,060 people died as a result of abusing opioids, up from 42,249 in 2016.

In 2017, 40,100 people died in vehicle incidents; 15,549 were fatally shot, not including suicide; 17,284 were homicide victims, though an unspecified portion of this number includes gunshot victims; and nearly 45,000 committed suicide.




2017: More people died from drug overdoses in 2017 than guns, murders, or car accidents
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/more-people-died-from-drug-overdoses-in-2017-than-guns-murders-or-car-accidents