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Below is a list of resources to help our readers learn more about the available data, history, and current events that involve the complex issues of oversaturation in Harlem


Concentrated facilities in Harlem
Drug treatment desserts. No treatment capacity
Visualize proximity of drug treatment centers to schools

Density of Drug Treatment Programs by Zip Code. East Harlem has the most programs
75% of users of opioid treatment centers do not reside in Harlem in Harlem live in Harlem

Staten Island has more drug related death but less drug treatment capacities than Harlem

To request underlying data, write to Greater Harlem Coalition.

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Below are selected news articles covering the arrests of drug dealers in Harlem. Oversaturation directly contribute to drug related criminal activities in Harlem and put undue burden on the police forces in Harlem:

  1. 2020 Dec : 14 drug dealers arrested (iRadio)
  2. 2019 Apr: 20M In Narcotics Found In Harlem (Patch)
  3. 2019 Mar : This block in Harlem has become ‘flea market for drugs’ (NY Post)  
  4. 2019 Feb : Charged in drug dealing on 123 street near 5 schools (NY Daily News)
  5. 2015 Sept : 19 men associated with drug dealing have been indicted (The Epoch Times)
  6. 2011 Feb : More than a dozen busted for drug dealing on 137 Street (NY Daily News)

Oversaturation of drug treatment centers fuels drug related crimes in the area and overdose deaths of Harlem and non-Harlem residents