Preventable Deaths Set Tragic Records in 2012 | News | San Diego County News Center

Preventable Deaths Set Tragic Records in 2012 | News | San Diego County News Center

Preventable Deaths Set Tragic Records in 2012 | News | San Diego County News Center.

Suicide and drug overdoses are up in San Diego County for the second year in a row.

According to the San Diego County Medical Examiner

413 suicides last year … that the highest since 1988

269 people died from prescription drug overdoses. that up from 267

Deaths from heroin use rose from 20 to 29

In 2012 homicides rose to 122 from a record 20-year low of 91 in 2011

You can read the report for yourself HERE

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