Seven of the 10 worst towns and cities in England and Wales measured by heroin and methadone misuse deaths are coastal

Deaths per 100,000 population

Barrow-in-Furness

Hyndburn 5.40

Blackpool

14.01

Burnley

7.63

Neath Port

Talbot 5.67

Reading 5.78

Thanet 5.01

Swansea 4.95

Hastings 6.52

Bournemouth 5.04

Portsmouth 5.22

Barrow-in-Furness

Hyndburn 5.40

Burnley 7.63

Blackpool 14.01

Reading 5.78

Neath Port

Talbot 5.67

Thanet 5.01

Swansea 4.95

Hastings 6.52

Bournemouth 5.04

Portsmouth 5.22

Barrow-in-Furness

Hyndburn 5.40

Blackpool 14.01

Burnley 7.63

Neath Port Talbot 5.67

Reading 5.78

Thanet 5.01

Swansea 4.95

Bournemouth 5.04

Hastings 6.52

Portsmouth 5.22