Opioid Incident Data

Police Investigated Incidents Involving Opioids

The data below is an overview of police investigated incidents involving opioids. In response to large increases in the number of incidents involving opioids in recent years, the Arlington County Police Department continues to improve the way incidents are tracked and investigated. The Department’s Organized Crime Section is consulted on all opioid overdose incidents and when possible, overdose victims are referred to the Department of Human Services peer support programs for follow-up.

Total Opioid Incidents Investigated by Police (Adult and Juvenile)

Calendar Year Total Incidents Involving Opioids* Total Opioid Overdoses** Total Opioid Overdoses: Non-Fatal Total Opioid Overdoses: Fatal
2014 No Record 10 6 4
2015 73 10 6 4
2016 122 45 33 12
2017 157 74 55 19
2018 154 53 42 11
2019 95 42 36 6
2020 138 74 54 20
2021 156 92 64 28
2022 152 88 71 17
2023  182 73 51 22
2024 (as of 4/16)
 36  15  9  6
*All opioid incidents (Overdoses, Possession and Distribution Cases) 
**Total Fatal and Non-Fatal Opioid Overdoses

Juvenile Opioid Incidents Investigated by Police 

Calendar Year Total Juvenile Incidents Involving Opioids* Total Juvenile Opioid Overdoses** Total Juvenile Opioid Overdoses:  Non-Fatal Total Opioid Overdoses:  Fatal
2023 32 11 9 2
2024 (as of 4/16)  1
*All opioid incidents (Overdoses, Possession and Distribution Cases) 
**Total Fatal and Non-Fatal Opioid Overdoses