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Overdose fatalities down by 8 percent in Harford

Overdose fatalities down by 8 percent in Harford

When law enforcement leaders opened their weekly CompStat meeting to the public last week, a decrease in the number of opioid-related deaths and non-fatal overdoses was among the key statistics presented.

There have been 54 fatal overdoses and 244 non-fatal overdoses reported to law enforcement this year, for 300 total, as of Sept. 2. That compares to 61 fatalities and 253 non-fatal overdoses as of the same time in 2017, for a total of 314 a year ago, according to Capt. Michael Crabbs, the new commander of the Harford County Narcotics Task Force.

That means an 8.2 percent drop in fatal overdoses and a 3.5 percent drop in non-fatals, according to Sheriff’s Office...

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