There were 1,217 unintentional drug-overdose deaths in Philadelphia in 2017, an increase from 907 deaths in 2016. Opioids were involved in 88% of these deaths, with most of those involving the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl. In the Kensington and Fairhill neighborhoods alone—the former site of a large open-air drug market and homeless encampment—at least 204 people died from overdoses.

Data from Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office