From 2000 to 2018, the overdose death rate per 100,000 increased in California from 6 to 13, a change of 121 percent. From 2000 to 2015, the jail population rate in California per 100,000 residents changed from 217 to 292, a change of 35 percent.

The visualizations below show estimated overdose deaths in each county as of 2018, as retrieved from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in fall 2020 and jail data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, as compiled by Vera Trends as of September 2020. Learn more about data used to compile these tools here.

To view county-level trends, adjust the filter selection in the trend charts below.