Suspected Overdose Deaths in MS, 2022
In 2022, 281 (78.4%) of the 358 suspected overdose deaths reported to the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics (MBN) were opioid-related.
The number of opioid-related deaths decreased by 25.27% from 2021 to 2022, and the total number of overdose deaths decreased by 37.15%.
The number of deaths involving heroin decreased from 2021 (43 deaths) to 2022 (34 deaths) by 20.9%.
There were 9.4 opioid-related overdose deaths per 100,000 persons reported to the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics (MBN) in 2022.