In Baltimore, Overdose Death Data Emerge Slowly

Print More

When someone is shot in Baltimore, police release the details swiftly. If the person dies, the police department publicizes the victim’s name soon afterward. The releases allow the public to track the toll of violence in real time. When it comes to heroin and other opioid overdoses, which in recent years have killed far more people than bullets and knives — more than 600 so far this year, more than twice the roughly 250 homicides — real-time information isn’t . . .

Want to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!