Opioid Incident Data

Police Investigated Incidents Involving Opioids

The data below is an overview of all 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.

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(as of 11/26/21) 149 88 62 26
*All incidents involving heroin (Overdoses, Possession and Distribution Cases
**Total Fatal and Non-Fatal Heroin Overdoses
*** 5/4/18 Update: Recent returns of lab results from 2017 case evidence submissions has increased the Total Incidents Involving Opioids in 2017 from 155 to 157. (Data reflects police incidents.)