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Drug Delivery Resulting in Death Charges in Pennsylvania

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September 11, 2020

Drug delivery resulting in death (DDRD) charges statewide have increased by 356 percent between 2015 and 2019. In Pennsylvania, a DDRD charge is issued to a person who intentionally administers, dispenses, delivers, gives, prescribes, sells or distributes any controlled substance or counterfeit controlled substance, and another person dies as a result of using the substance.  

 

The infographic below highlights key data and demographics about DDRD charges in Pennsylvania over the past five years. Download a high-resolution file of the graphic and view county-by-county stats included at the end of this release.  

 

Drug Delivery Resulting in Death Charges in Pennsylvania

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Media contact:  Kim Bathgate, 717-231-3331 

 

Editor’s Note: 

Statewide number of offenses filed on criminal cases from 1/1/2015 through 12/31/2019 for a Drug Delivery Resulting in Death Offense; Grouped by County

County

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Total

Percentage of Total

Adams

0

0

1

1

0

2

0.23%

Allegheny

0

1

5

10

3

19

2.18%

Armstrong

0

0

1

1

6

8

0.92%

Beaver

0

2

10

3

4

19

2.18%

Bedford

0

0

0

2

0

2

0.23%

Berks

2

1

1

5

4

13

1.49%

Blair

1

5

13

1

2

22

2.53%

Bucks

6

6

6

14

4

36

4.13%

Butler

1

4

2

1

4

12

1.38%

Cambria

0

0

1

1

2

4

0.46%

Centre

0

0

4

6

1

11

1.26%

Chester

3

0

9

25

12

49

5.63%

Clarion

0

1

2

3

6

12

1.38%

Clearfield

1

0

0

0

0

1

0.11%

Clinton

0

0

1

0

0

1

0.11%

Columbia

0

2

0

0

0

2

0.23%

Crawford

0

0

1

3

1

5

0.57%

Cumberland

6

2

7

14

14

43

4.94%

Dauphin

3

6

15

17

7

48

5.51%

Delaware

0

0

3

2

4

9

1.03%

Elk

0

0

0

5

4

9

1.03%

Erie

0

0

1

11

1

13

1.49%

Fayette

0

0

0

5

3

8

0.92%

Franklin

2

2

17

14

2

37

4.25%

Fulton

0

2

0

0

0

2

0.23%

Huntingdon

0

0

0

1

1

2

0.23%

Indiana

0

0

0

1

0

1

0.11%

Jefferson

0

0

0

2

0

2

0.23%

Juniata

1

0

0

0

0

1

0.11%

Lackawanna

0

3

0

3

2

8

0.92%

Lancaster

0

10

25

43

21

99

11.37%

Lawrence

0

0

0

1

1

2

0.23%

Lebanon

8

9

1

1

0

19

2.18%

Lehigh

0

0

0

4

2

6

0.69%

Luzerne

0

0

5

0

1

6

0.69%

Lycoming

3

1

0

0

0

4

0.46%

McKean

0

0

3

0

0

3

0.34%

Mercer

0

0

0

2

2

4

0.46%

Mifflin

2

1

0

0

1

4

0.46%

Monroe

1

5

1

8

11

26

2.99%

Montgomery

0

3

11

3

13

30

3.44%

Northampton

0

2

1

1

2

6

0.69%

Northumberland

1

0

0

2

0

3

0.34%

Philadelphia

0

6

6

0

1

13

1.49%

Pike

0

0

0

15

12

27

3.10%

Potter

0

1

1

0

0

2

0.23%

Schuylkill

0

2

3

1

0

6

0.69%

Snyder

0

1

0

1

0

2

0.23%

Somerset

0

2

13

6

11

32

3.67%

Tioga

0

1

0

0

0

1

0.11%

Venango

0

2

0

1

4

7

0.80%

Warren

0

1

0

0

2

3

0.34%

Washington

0

1

3

0

4

8

0.92%

Wayne

0

1

0

0

4

5

0.57%

Westmoreland

3

0

11

14

23

51

5.86%

Wyoming

0

0

0

0

1

1

0.11%

York

10

5

24

18

43

100

11.48%

Grand Total

54

91

208

272

246

871

n/a

 

 

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