Estonia has Europe's Biggest Drug Problem

April 10th, 2015
in News, econ_news, syndication

from Felix Richter,
by Niall McCarthy

When it comes to drug-induced deaths in Europe, nowhere comes close to Estonia.

Follow up:

The small baltic state had 190.8 drug-induced deaths per million of the population in 2012, more than double second placed Norway. The reason for Estonia's high death rate is an overdose boom caused by fentanyl, a synthetic form of heroin produced clandestinely in neighbouring Russia. For more infographics about Europe, read more in Statista's latest Independent feature.

This chart shows drug-induced deaths per million of the population in 2012.

Infographic: Estonia has Europe's biggest drug problem | Statista
You will find more statistics at Statista


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