Where metro Baltimore stands

February 26, 2002

The Baltimore metropolitan area ranks second in the nation for heroin and morphine abuse, with 227 emergency department visits per 100,000 residents. Figures are from 2000.

Heroin/morphine

emergency visits

Metro area per 100,000 population Rank

Newark, N.J. 238 1

Baltimore 227 2

Chicago 208 3

San Francisco 170 4

New York 128 5

Seattle 103 6

Boston 97 7

Philadelphia 81 8

New Orleans 77 9

Detroit 75 10

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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