Coroner

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The Coroner's Office is required to investigate all sudden, violent, traumatic or unexpected deaths. This includes deaths from apparent “natural diseases” but the individual’s treating physician has no knowledge of an existing medical condition that could credibly have caused the sudden death. Under these circumstances, it becomes the Coroner’s responsibility to determine how and why an individual died. The Coroner is also responsible for assuring the individual’s proper identity and that next of kin have been notified.

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The Chester County Coroner’s Office has created a Survivors Guide which contains information intended to assist survivors with decision making and helpful solutions during their time of loss.

Drug Death Data

The Chester County Coroner’s Office and the University of Pittsburg are working together to provide an ongoing overview of the drug death data in Chester County.

The following link http://www.overdosefreepa.pitt.edu/charts/ will allow you to view the Chester County drug death data which includes charts, graphs and maps on the demographics, the top ten drugs found in overdoses along with other information.  Once you click on the above link, scroll to the bottom and select “Chester County” from the counties section of the drop down list.

Coroner's Office Statistics for 2017 *

Manner of Death January February March April
Natural 106 81 99 68
Accidental  17 14 20 13
Homicide    0   0   0  0
Suicide  11   1   5  4
Pending    0   0   1  7
Undetermined    0   0   2  0
Non-human Remains    0
  0
  0  0
Total Cases 134 96 127 92
  January February March April
Cremation Requests 263 202 256 206
Autopsy Performed   16  11  16   13
Toxicology Draws Only     9    6  13   11
Organ Donors    11    0    5     3

Accidental Deaths

Type of Accident Total Deaths to date for 2017*
Drug Overdose 37
Fall 15
Motor Vehicle Accident 10
Asphyxia  0
Choking  0
Drowning  1
Falling Objects  0
Smoke/Soot  1
Total Cases 64
Type of Suicide Total deaths to date for 2017*
Drug Overdose  4
Firearms  8
Hanging  6
Asphyxiation  1
Exanguination  2
Total Cases 21

Homicide

Type of Homicide Total deaths to date for 2017*
Blunt force injury 0
Firearm 0
Stabbing 0
Total 0

Undetermined

Type Total Deaths to date for 2017*
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning 1
Undetermined 1
Total 2
*Statistics as of April 30, 2017