Reporting

Hamilton Opioid Information System - Deaths

Opioid-related deaths are increasing annually in Hamilton.

Between January and December 2018 there were:

  • 123 confirmed opioid-related deaths in the City of Hamilton.

The confirmed deaths represent a 40% increase over the same period last year (88 deaths). Between 2016 (52) and 2017 (88) , there was a 66% increase in the opioid-related death rates.

Note that probable deaths are those for which the investigation to determine cause of death is ongoing. 

Source: Office of the Chief Coroner of Ontario, extracted from the Public Health Ontario Interactive Opioid Tool, September 18, 2019.

 

How Hamilton compares

Between 2005 and 2018, Hamilton had a higher rate of opioid-related deaths when compared to the provincial average. In 2018, Hamilton's opioid-related death rate was 109% higher than or more than double the provincial rate. In 2017, Hamilton's opioid-related death rate was 73% higher than the provincial rate.  

For more information about opioid-related deaths in Ontario, view the Public Health Ontario's Interactive Opioid Tool.

Notes: 2017 data are preliminary and are subject to change.
Source: Office of the Chief Coroner of Ontario, extracted from the Public Health Ontario Interactive Opioid Tool, September 18, 2019.