Drug-related deaths in Scotland in 2020

7/30/21–This publication provides statistics of drug-related deaths registered in Scotland in 2020. This includes trends since 1996, as well as breakdowns by age, sex, substances and other factors. In 2020, there were 1,339 drug-related deaths registered in Scotland. This was 5% more than in 2019 and the largest number since records began in 1996. Deaths have increased substantially over the last 20 years – there were 4.6 times as many deaths in 2020 compared with 2000. Read