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Overdose Call Volumes by Community

BC Emergency Health Services is consistently monitoring the potential overdose/poisoning call volumes in B.C. We have been reporting out on the numbers since the overdose crisis was declared in 2016.
The yearly total reflects the number of overdose calls paramedics have responded to within the community. Here are the top 95 communities within the province, with the number of calls for 2020.

To see the number of calls broken down by year, from 2016 to 2020, see Overdose Response in B.C. Communities (PDF).

  • 100 Mile House: 10
  • Abbotsford: 936
  • Agassiz: 33
  • Armstrong: 11
  • Burnaby: 598
  • Burns Lake: 18
  • Campbell River: 249
  • Castlegar: 17
  • Central Saanich: 34
  • Chase: 14
  • Chemainus: 14
  • Chilliwack: 548
  • Cobble Hill: 13
  • Coldstream: 15
  • Colwood: 43
  • Comox: 20
  • Coquitlam: 386
  • Courtenay: 206
  • Cranbrook: 104
  • Cumberland: 8
  • Dawson Creek: 53
  • Delta: 176
  • Duncan: 414
  • Enderby: 29
  • Esquimalt: 71
  • Fort Nelson: 20
  • Fort St James: 26
  • Fort St John: 125
  • Gibsons: 24
  • Golden: 15
  • Grand Forks: 23
  • Hope: 46
  • Houston: 22
  • Kamloops: 883
  • Kelowna: 1,168
  • Keremeos: 16
  • Kimberley: 16
  • Kitimat: 29
  • Ladysmith: 39
  • Lake Country: 47
  • Lake Cowichan: 15
  • Langford: 123
  • Langley: 593
  • Lantzville: 6
  • Maple Ridge: 492
  • Merritt: 56
  • Mission: 218
  • Nanaimo: 664
  • Nelson: 53
  • New Westminster: 413
  • North Saanich: 21
  • North Vancouver: 215
  • Oak Bay: 18
  • Oliver: 32
  • Osoyoos: 22
  • Parksville: 81
  • Pemberton: 8
  • Penticton: 474
  • Pitt Meadows: 40
  • Port Alberni: 213
  • Port Coquitlam: 197
  • Port Hardy: 32
  • Port Moody: 38
  • Powell River: 106
  • Prince George: 999
  • Prince Rupert: 78
  • Princeton: 15
  • Qualicum Beach: 27
  • Quesnel: 210
  • Revelstoke: 19
  • Richmond: 256
  • Saanich: 265
  • Salmon Arm: 60
  • Salt Spring Island: 26
  • Sechelt: 87
  • Shawnigan Lake: 14
  • Sidney: 23
  • Smithers: 52
  • Sooke: 37
  • Squamish: 47
  • Summerland: 21
  • Surrey: 2,467
  • Terrace: 208
  • Thornhill: 25
  • Tofino: 21
  • Trail: 51
  • Vancouver: 8,144
  • Vernon: 316
  • Victoria: 1,569
  • View Royal: 28
  • West Kelowna: 216
  • West Vancouver: 69
  • Whistler: 33
  • White Rock: 38
  • Williams Lake: 114
SOURCE: Overdose Call Volumes by Community ( )
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