Hamilton Opioid Information System - Opioid Overdoses

So far in August 2018, Hamilton Paramedic Services has responded to 10 incidents related to suspected opioid overdoses.

  • Since January 2017, the majority of cases (72%) were male, and the average age was 36 years.
  • In 2017, approximately 437 people called 911 for a suspected opioid overdose, which was about 36 per month. Note: 2017 data have been reviewed and updated as of May 15, 2018.

Monthly paramedic incidents

This figure shows the monthly number of paramedic incidents related to suspected opioid overdose in Hamilton since January 10, 2017.

Notes: Data for 2017 have been reviewed and updated as of May 15, 2018.
Source: Hamilton Paramedic Services, extracted August 8, 2018.

 

Map of paramedic incidents related to opioid overdose

 

Note: This map shows the concentration of opioid-related paramedic incidents between January 1, 2017 to May 31, 2018. 

Paramedic Incidents Categorized by Ward

Ward Count Percent
1 22 3.8%
2 226 38.6%
3 151 25.8%
4 51 8.7%
5 34 5.8%
6 10 1.7%
7 17 2.9%
8 21 3.6%
9 17 2.9%
10 8 1.4%
11 7 1.2%
12 4 0.7%
13 13 2.2%
14 1 0.2%
15 4 0.7%