The Lake County coroner has released two dashboards to the public showing data and trends on overdose and suicide deaths in the county.
Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek announced the release of the dashboards on Friday.
The dashboards have been in the development process for the last six months in conjunction with the Lake County Geographic Information System.
Both dashboards incorporate data from 2020 through 2024 and will be updated on a weekly basis as investigatory information becomes available.
Data on both dashboards can be queried by year and town. The site also includes a visual mapping feature.
“We feel it is important that our residents and partner agencies have data that is accurate, readily available, and in as close to real-time as possible as it relates to death trends throughout our county,” Banek said.
“This electronic presentation will help better illustrate where in the county we need to concentrate our efforts regarding preventable deaths,” Banek said.
The mapping data does not show exact addresses of death locations but instead the general area.
The overdose and suicide dashboards are the first two to be released. The coroner’s office is working to release a third dashboard in the coming weeks showing homicide data.
The dashboards can be found on the Lake County Coroner’s Office’s website.