MONMOUTH COUNTY – The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office compiles the numbers of deaths due to drug overdoses. It also lists those that are due to heroin opiates.
The following statistics represent the most accurate figures as of January 19:
2012: 88 overdoses, of which 68 were from heroin opiates.
2013: 83 overdoses, of which 77 were from heroin opiates.
2014: 104 overdoses, of which 100 were from heroin opiates.
2015: 122 overdoses, of which 107 were from heroin opiates.
2016: 159 overdoses, of which 143 were from heroin opiates.
2017: No overdoses reported yet this year. The prosecutor’s office notes that 2017 and 2016 numbers could change as investigations continue.