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The Chester County Coroner’s Office is participating in a partnership of Pennsylvania communities unified in the fight against the opioid overdose crisis. OverdoseFreePA provides resources, information and a thorough breakdown of overdose data from participating counties. View Overdose Deaths data for Chester County and Pennsylvania.

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Coroner's Office Statistics for 2017 *

Manner of Death Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Nov
Dec
Total*
Natural
106
81
 99
69
75
 59
 70
57
53
73
77
73
893
Accidental
 17
14
 21
18
18
 18
 19
22
20
19
22
22
230
Homicide
   0
  0
    0
  1
  0
   1
   0
2
2
1
1
1
9
Suicide
 11
1
5
4
10
5
4
6
6
3
3
9
67
Pending
   0
  0
    0
  0
  0
   0
   0
0
0
0
6
6
12
Undetermined
   0
  0
    2
   0
  0
   0
   1
0
5
0
0
1
9
Non-human Remains
   0
  0
    0
   0
  0
   0
   0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Total Cases
134
96
127
 92
103
83
94
87
86
97
109
112
1,120
Case Type Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total*
Jurisdictional
62
46
65
46
62
46
44
56
57
53
57
67
661
Non-Jurisdictional
72
50
62
46
41
37
50
31
29
44
52
45
559
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Nov
Dec
Total*
Cremation Requests
263
202
256
206
200
210
190
198
171
199
213
200
2.508
Autopsy Performed
  16
  11
  16
  13
  14
  15
  12
10
25
12
26
18
188
Toxicology Draws Only
    9
   6
  13
  11
  12
  11
  15
15
6
10
7
11
126
Organ Donors
  11
   0
    5
    3
    4
    5
    6
6
9
8
4
 
61

Accidental Deaths

Type of Accident Total*
Drug Overdose
139
Fall
45
Motor Vehicle Accident
35
Drowning
5
Smoke/Soot
2
Choking
1
Electrocution
1
Farm Accident
1
Total
229
Type of Suicide Total*
Firearms
26
Hanging
22
Drug Overdose
8
Asphyxiation
 2
Traumatic Injury
6
Exsanguination
2
Other
   1
Total Cases
67

Homicide

Type of Homicide
Total*
Firearm
8
Drug Overdose
  1
Total
9

Undetermined

Type Total*
Anoxic Brain Injury
1
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
1
Sudden Unexpected Infant Death
1
Traumatic Brain Injury
1
Undetermined
5
Total
9