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Rx Summit 2020 Quiz: Criminal Justice

The Data Story

Substance abuse disproportionately affects criminal justice populations—and as a result, both the social and economic burdens from the opioid crisis heavily impact the criminal justice system. Given the nexus among substance abuse, drugs and crime, criminal justice data can illuminate important ways to better understand and respond to the ongoing opioid epidemic and can inform future outbreaks.

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Question 1 of 6

How much is the opioid crisis estimated to cost the U.S. criminal justice system annually?

Question 2 of 6

Compared to the general public, how likely are incarcerated people to die of an overdose during the first 2 weeks after their release?

Question 3 of 6

An RTI study determined that crime laboratory data can be used as a viable indicator of opioid overdose deaths.

This determination was made after an investigation of law enforcement “heroin” seizures in Ohio showed that the percentage of seizures that contained fentanyl had increased from 3.4% in 2014 to what percentage in 2017?

Question 4 of 6

How many deaths investigated by medical examiner and coroner offices are related to drug overdoses?

Question 5 of 6

In 2017, the National Forensic Laboratory Information System (NFLIS) reported that approximately what percentage of U.S. medical examiner and coroner offices have fully computerized, networked systems to support their work, which includes overdose investigations?

Question 6 of 6

NFLIS reported that in 2018, fentanyl accounted for what percentage of overall narcotic analgesic reports?