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Lethbridge saw record number of drug deaths in 1st half of 2021

Alberta government data shows that Lethbridge saw more drug-related deaths between January and June 2021 than in the same period any other year.

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2021 has 2nd most drug deaths in Lethbridge in just 5 months

Lethbridge has seen 25 drug-related deaths so far in 2021. That beats out every other year except last year, but we’re on track to beating that, too.

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Lethbridge has 47th highest crime rate in Alberta

Lethbridge’s crime severity dropped last year, compared to 2019, making two years in a row the city has seen decreasing crime rates.

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18 drug deaths in Lethbridge during first 4 months of 2021

Lethbridge has seen 32 drug-related deaths since the supervised consumption site closed last summer. EMS responses are also up over 2020.

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Lethbridge drug deaths doubled in 1st quarter of 2021

Lethbridge has seen a record number of drug-related deaths since ARCHES was forced to shut down its supervised consumption site last summer.

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Lethbridge EMS responses, drug deaths up in Jan & Feb 2021

Lethbridge has seen a record number of drug-related deaths since ARCHES was forced to shut down its supervised consumption site last summer.

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Lethbridge’s 2020 drug-related death rate highest in Alberta

December 2020 saw the most drug-related deaths of any December on record, and tied for the most of any month on record.

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EMS responses to Lethbridge drug events at highest level since SCS closed

Alberta government data shows that Lethbridge EMS responses in November 2020 were at their highest levels since the SCS closed last summer.

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High SCS usage linked to low deaths and EMS responses

Recent Alberta government data shows that when Lethbridge SCS usage was high, deaths and EMS responses were low.

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Lethbridge 2019 crime severity index lower than 2018

During the first year the SCS was open, Lethbridge CSI increased at a slower rate than the previous year. During the second year, it actually decreased.