Reporting

Hamilton Opioid Information System - Opioid Overdoses

In November 2019, Hamilton Paramedic Services has responded to 36 incidents related to suspected opioid overdoses.

  • Since January 2017, the majority of cases (72%) were male, and the average age was 36 years.
  • In 2018, approximately 450 people called 911 for a suspected opioid overdose, which was about 38 per month.

Monthly paramedic incidents

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

Source: Hamilton Paramedic Services, extracted December 2, 2019.

 

Map of paramedic incidents related to opioid overdose

 

Note: This map shows the concentration of opioid-related paramedic incidents between January 1, 2017 to October 8, 2019.

Ward 2017 2018 2019 Total Count Percent
1 16 19 20 55 4.1%
2 156 170 158 484 35.8%
3 103 100 151 354 26.2%
4 39 38 43 120 8.9%
5 25 23 19 67 5%
6 9 8 9 26 1.9%
7 14 13 15 42 3.1%
8 18 16 9 43 3.2%
9 10 12 13 35 2.6%
10 5 8 10 23 1.7%
11 3 9 3 15 1.1%
12 2 4 1 7 0.5%
13 11 5 4 20 1.5%
14 1 4 7 12 0.9%
15 3 7 2 12 0.9%

Note: Of 1251 Paramedic Calls Related to Opioids in this time period, 36 cases were unable to be assigned a Ward.