North Carolina

From 2000 to 2018, the overdose death rate per 100,000 increased in North Carolina from 6 to 22, a change of 273 percent. From 2000 to 2015, the jail population rate in North Carolina per 100,000 residents changed from 225 to 278, a change of 23 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.