- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 11, 2018

DENVER (AP) - Recent data shows the majority of people who died from a drug overdose this year in Denver were not experiencing homelessness.

KUSA-TV reports the data from the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment’s Office of the Medical Examiner shows that 73 percent of people who died from a drug overdose were in a private residence, and 21 percent of overdoses occurred in hospitals.

The data shows fewer than 10 percent occurred outdoors.

The data analyzes drug-related deaths through Oct. 31, 2018.

The data also shows that overdose deaths, on average, have decreased in Denver over the last decade. However, the combination of methamphetamine- and heroin-involved deaths have increased.


Information from: KUSA-TV, http://www.9news.com

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