Opioids Statistics in Illinois
Heroin overdoses have increased dramatically in recent years. In recent studies, there were 2,202 opioid-related overdose deaths in Illinois. This is a rate of 17.2 deaths which is higher than the national rate of 14.6 deaths and nearly 70% of all overdose deaths. Over the past years, these numbers have increased significantly. In the past years, Jersey and Greene County had 47 opioid overdose deaths occur in the emergency room.
Rates are age-adjusted per 100,000 standard population unless otherwise noted.*
Opioids Statistics in Jersey County
There has been a rise of opioid overdoses since the 1990’s causing it to be a widespread crisis in America. A majority of the overdoses are due to heroin and fentanyl that have been sold illegally. Jersey and Greene Counties drug overdose mortality rate is twice that of the national average per 100,000 people, and one of the highest rates in the state of IL.* Past research has shown there were 52 opioid-related deaths in a population of 35,287 in both Greene and Jersey County. This averages out of 59.9 deaths per 100,000 people. The majority of overdoses involved synthetic opioids such as fentanyl and Heroine. The majority of overdoses occur among those aged 45 to 74, with fatal overdoses having hit our communities’ 25-34-year old the hardest.
Deaths per 100k population (Ages 15-64)*
Note: Sociodemographic and economic data are provided to show.
Composition of the total population; they DO NOT reflect the proportions of individuals who died as a result of an overdose.