Dayton No. 1 in nation for drug overdoses

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Dayton ranked worst and two other Ohio cities ranked in the top 10 for drug overdoses in a list released today by an online site.

The rankings are compiled by ArrestRecords.com, which rated Cincinnati sixth and Toledo 10th on the list.

This news organization has detailed the heroin and opiod epidemic locally and across the country.

The new list was compiled using CDC and state health data for major cities in the United States, ArrestRecords.com said in a news release.

“It’s really sad and shocking to see how this opioid epidemic is destroying lives across the country”, said Jennifer McDonald, an ArrestRecords.com analyst. “Communities large and small are being torn apart, and this map and data really shows how bad it is.”

ArrestRecords.com describes itself as a criminal justice and crime portal devoted to compiling data and information on public policy.

The Top 10 Worst Big Cities for Drug Overdoses

  1. Dayton
  2. Baltimore, MD.
  3. Philadelphia, PA
  4. New Bedford, MA
  5. Birmingham, AL
  6. Cincinnati
  7. Warren, MI
  8. Knoxville, TN
  9. Albuquerque, NM
  10. Toledo

 

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