Coroner

Mission Statement


The Chester County Coroner's Office is an independent agency serving the citizens and honoring the deceased of the county by investigating the facts and circumstances concerning jurisdictional deaths which have occurred within Chester County. We determine the cause and manner of death, the identity of the decedent, and provide notification to the legal next of kin, while exhibiting the highest degree of compassion, professionalism, and integrity.

OverdoseFreePA


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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Survivor's Guide


Survivors Guide - provided by the Coroner's office to assist survivors with decision making and helpful solutions during their time of loss

Coroner's Office Inters Unclaimed Veterans

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2018 Statistics

Manner of Death
Jan
Feb
March
April May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.
Total
Natural
76
88
67
72 61 49 55
60
73
86
66
68
821
Accidental
17
25
24
17 17 15 22
21
27
14
15
17
231
Homicide
0
1
0
2 0 1 0
0
3
1
1
2
11
Suicide
6
2
2
4 5 14 9
3
8
1
4
5
63
Pending
0
0
0
0 0 0 0
0
1
0
0
0
1
Undetermined
2
0
0
0 0 1 2
0
0
2
2
0
9
Non-human Remains
0
0
0
0 0 0 0
0
0
0
0
1
1
Total Cases
101
116
93
95 83 80 88
84
112
104
88
93
1137

Case Type

Type of Case
Jan
Feb
March
April May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.
Total
Jurisdictional
69
70
50
54
53 52 53
50
69 59
38
51
667
Non-Jurisdictional
32
46
43
41 30 28 35
34
43 45 50 42
469
Totals
101
116
93
95
83
80 88
84
112 104 88 93
1137

Accidental Deaths

Type of Accident
Total*
Drug Overdose
111
Fall
63
Motor Vehicle Accident
44
Blunt Trauma
2
Weather Related
3
Choking
1
Fire
2
Exsanuguination
1
Drowning
1
Falling Object
2
Other
1
Total Cases
231

Suicides

Type of Suicide  
Firearms
35
Hanging
14
Drug Overdose
6
Asphyxiation
3
Blunt Impact Injuries
1
Poisoning
1
Drowning
1
Stab Wounds
1
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
1
Total Cases
63

Homicides

Type of Homicide
Total *
Firearms
8
Blunt Impact Trauma
2
Asphyxia
1
Total Cases
11

Undetermined

Type
Total*
Blunt Impact Trauma
2
Undetermined
2
Asphyxia
2
Sudden Unexpected Infant Death
1
Overdose
1
Smoke Inhalation
1
Total
9
Other Statistics
Jan
Feb
March
April May June July Aug.
Sept.
Oct. Nov. Dec.
Total *
Cremation Requests
249
222
218
222 216 203 230
180
189
236 233 206
2604
Autopsy Performed
19
22
22
18 16 12 25
17
26
19 14 22
232
Toxicology Draws Only
    9
6
3
6 7 7 2
3
7
3 4 3
60
Organ Donors
4
5
3
3 5 5 0
11
10
4 7 3
60
* Statistics as of December 31, 2018

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