Stats provided by the Ulster Regional Gang Enforcement Narcotics Team show 134 total overdoses last year: 26 fatal and 108 non-fatal. The numbers were presented by county legislator Mary Wawro at a recent meeting of the Ulster County Coalition Against Narcotics.
Fatal vs. non-fatal, by location
Esopus, Ellenville and Lloyd had a disproportionate number of non-fatal overdoses. Non-fatal overdoses varied widely, from 0 to 18, while fatal overdoses were less variable, between 0 in many places and no more than 4.
Males vs. Females
Males made up nearly 2/3 of the total overdoses.
Gender by age
For males, the largest number of incidents came in the age range of 20-29, while for females, the highest range was 30-39.
Overdoses by gender and month
Overdoses for males peaked in the summer; females, in April, August and December.
Fatal vs. non-fatal by drug
Comparing fatal and non-fatal overdoses, heroin and other opiods comprised a larger share of fatal overdoses, while other non-opiate prescription medications made up a larger share of non-fatal overdoses.