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Ottawa, Jul 23 (Canadian-Media): According to the data collected by the Public Health Agency of Canada, which promotes and protects the health of Canadians, from January 2016 to December 2018, opioid drug offences were highest in British Columbia (B.C.), Statistics Canada reported.
Statistics Canada is the national statistical office, which provides key information to Canadians on Canada's economy, society and environment to enable them to function effectively and make make policy decisions.
There were 2,490 opioid drug offences in Canada in 2018, resulting in a rate of 7 incidents per 100,000 population. B.C. had (21 per 100,000 population), Alberta (11) and Ontario (5).
The highest rates of opioid offences were Kelowna (101), Lethbridge (84), Abbotsford–Mission (19), Vancouver (19) and Brantford (19).
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)