Peterborough Statistics

highest rate of opioid-related deaths in Ontario.


increase in emergency department visits between 2014 and 2016.

highest rate of opioid-related hospitalizations in Ontario.

prescription opioid users in 2015.


Ontario Drug Policy Research Network. (2017). Behind the prescriptions: A snapshot of opioid use Across All Ontarians. Retrieved from:

Canadian Institute for Health Information. (2017). Opioid-related harms in Canada. Retrieved from:

Public Health Ontario. (2019). Opioid-related morbidity and mortality in Ontario. Retrieved from:

Ontario Drug Policy Research Network. (2016). Opioid use and related adverse events in Ontario. Retrieved from:

Data obtained from the Peterborough Police Service.

*This accounts for opioids obtained through the Ontario Drug Benefit Program.