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Baltimore County releases opioid overdose data dashboard

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday announced the release of a new data dashboard displaying detailed information about fatal and nonfatal opioid overdose incidents occurring in Baltimore County.

“Every opioid overdose death is the tragic loss of a loved one. We hope this latest dashboard not only provides residents with access to this critical information, but also informs our work and the work of community partners as we continue combatting this deadly epidemic,” Olszewski said. “Many thanks to our BCSTAT data team, as well as the Baltimore County Health and Police Departments for working together to develop this tool, providing the public with access to this important data and further advancing our administration’s push for more accessible and open government.”

The Opioid Overdose Data Dashboard, developed by the County’s BCSTAT team, displays both fatal and nonfatal overdoses reported to the Baltimore County Police Department occurring in Baltimore County from 2017 through 2021.

Data for 2021 currently reports information on overdoses from January through September.

It is important to note that this data only reflects overdose events reported to the Baltimore County Police Department and may not reflect all of overdoses occurring in the county. This data will include nonresidents who suffer an overdose within its jurisdiction. Residents who suffer an overdose outside of Baltimore County are not included in this data.

The dashboard is expected to be updated quarterly.

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