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
Total
Natural
76
88
67
72 61 49 54
467
Accidental
17
25
24
17 17 15 17
132
Homicide
0
1
0
2 0 1 0
4
Suicide
6
2
2
4 5 14 8
41
Pending
0
0
0
0 0 1 8
9
Undetermined
2
0
0
0 0 0 1
3
Total Cases
101
116
93
95 83 80 88
656

Case Type

Type of Case
Jan
Feb
March
April May June July
Total
Jurisdictional
69
70
50
54
53 52 53
401
Non-Jurisdictional
32
46
43
41 30 28 35
255
Totals
101
116
93
95
83
80 88
656

Accidental Deaths

Type of Accident
Total*
Drug Overdose
63
Fall
39
Motor Vehicle Accident
22
Blunt Trauma
2
Weather Related
2
Choking
1
Fire
1
Exsanugation
1
Other
1
Total Cases
132

Suicides

Type of Suicide
Total *
Firearms
26
Hanging
8
Drug Overdose
3
Asphyxiation
1
Blunt Impact Injuries
1
Poisioning
1
Drowning
1
Total Cases
41

Homicides

Type of Homicide
Total *
Firearms
4
Total Cases
4

Undetermined

Type
Total*
Blunt Impact Trauma
1
Asphyxia
1
Sudden Unexpected Infant Death
1
Total
3
Other Statistics
Jan
Feb
March
April May June July
Total *
Cremation Requests
249
222
218
222 216 203 230
1560
Autopsy Performed
19
22
22
18 16 12 25
134
Toxicology Draws Only
    9
6
3
6 7 7 2
40
Organ Donors
4
5
3
3 5 5  
25
* Statistics as of July 31, 2018

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