What information about overdose deaths is available?
- A report describes accidental overdose deaths that occurred in Allegheny County from January 2016 through June 2020 with a look at trends in numbers of deaths, demographics, and substances involved, like opioids and fentanyl.
- An interactive dashboard provides data from 2008 and allows users to filter data for a closer look at particular years, substance types, demographic groups, and neighborhoods. The dashboard also provides information about fatal and non-fatal overdoses that resulted in hospital emergency department visits or administration of naloxone by EMS.
The report and dashboard are joint efforts of the Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD), present an analysis of deaths resulting from opioid overdose.
How is this data used?
Data on victims and potential risk factors can help County government and other stakeholders implement evidence-based strategies to address the ongoing opioid epidemic. The reports, maps and dataset are provided in an effort to inform and stimulate discussion about substance use treatment and prevention.
Previous reports about accidental overdose
- Overdose deaths by Allegheny County municipality: 2008-2014
- Cumulative County Overdose Deaths: 2008-2017 (interactive heat map)
- County Overdose Deaths: 2015-2016 (static heat map)
- By Pittsburgh City Council District: 2015-2016, 2008-2014
- By Allegheny County Council District: 2008-2014
- By Allegheny County Municipality: 2015-2016, 2008-2014
- By Pittsburgh Neighborhood: 2015-2016