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Baltimore-Towson, MD: Baltimore City, MD


Drug-related deaths reported to DAWN 172
Drug-related suicide deaths reported to DAWN 11
Population 637,419
Drug-related deaths per 100,000 population 27.0
Drug-related suicide deaths per 100,000 population 1.7

Deaths by manner of death, 2010
Suicide 6.0%
Homicide 0.0%
Could not be determined 78.1%
Accidental 7.7%
Natural 8.2%

Top 5 drugs involved: Drug-related deaths, 2010
Drug category Single-drug deaths Multi-drug deaths Total
Opiates/opioids 42 105 147
Cocaine 13 51 64
Alcohol 0 60 60
Benzodiazepines 0 14 14
Antidepressants 0 8 8

Death rates by sex and age: Drug-related, 2010
Sex Deaths per 100,000 population
Male 36.7
Female 18.5

Age Deaths per 100,000 population
Under 21 4.0
21 to 34 21.9
35 to 54 58.7
55 and over 23.7

Place of death, 2010
Drug-related Deaths
Health care facility 88
Home 58
Public place 0
Other 26
Not documented 0

Drug-related suicide Deaths
Health care facility *
Home 8
Public place 0
Other *
Not documented 0

Drug-related deaths by drug category, 2009-2010
Drug category Drug-related Drug-related suicide
Deaths, 2009 Deaths, 2010 Single-drug deaths, 2010 Deaths, 2009 Deaths, 2010 Single-drug deaths, 2010
NOTES: Alcohol row includes alcohol in combination with other drugs (all ages) and alcohol alone in decedents under age 21. Club drugs row includes MDMA (Ecstasy), GHB, flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), and ketamine. Hallucinogens row includes PCP, LSD, and miscellaneous hallucinogens.
ALL DRUGS 265 172 57 8 11 4
Alcohol 99 60 0 * * 0
Cocaine 104 64 13 0 * 0
Marijuana 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stimulants * 0 0 0 0 0
Club drugs 0 * 0 0 0 0
Hallucinogens * * 0 0 0 0
Inhalants 0 * 0 0 0 0
Antidepressants 15 8 0 * * 0
Antipsychotics * * 0 * * 0
Benzodiazepines 22 14 0 * * 0
Misc. anxiolytics, sedatives, and hypnotics 13 7 0 * 4 *
Opiates/opioids 221 147 42 * 4 0
– Heroin (specified) 73 44 11 * * 0
– Methadone 62 58 17 0 * 0
– All other opiates/opioids 110 59 14 0 * 0
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents 0 0 0 0 0 0
Salicylates/combinations 0 0 0 0 * *
Misc. analgesics/combinations 9 8 * * * *
Anticonvulsants * * 0 0 0 0
Muscle relaxants * 4 0 0 0 0

End Notes

1. Drug-related deaths exclude suicides.
2. All death rates are per 100,000 population.
3. An asterisk (*) signifies that a small number of deaths was suppressed to protect privacy.
4. A dash (-) represents a blank cell.
SOURCE: Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, SAMHSA, Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2010.

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