Chester County Coroner's Office

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.

Forms


Survivor's Guide


The Survivors Guide / Guia Para la Famila is provided by the Coroner's office to assist survivors with decision-making and helpful solutions during their time of loss.

Current Year Statistical Data

Coroner jurisdiction is over certain kinds of deaths (as detailed in State Statute Title 16 P.S., County Code) that occur within Chester County. The location of the event leading to the death or the residence of the decedent prior to death may in some cases be outside Chester County. Location of death is the governing factor in determining Coroner jurisdiction and inclusion in these data.

2022 COVID-19 Deaths Reported to the Coroner's Office

Type of Case
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
June
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec
Total
COVID-19 Deaths
89
37
18
9
10
11






174

2022 Statistics

Manner of Death
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
June
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov Dec
Total
Natural
163
99
86
88
89
79






604
Accidental
23
21
28
17
25
12






126
Homicide
0
2
0
3
4
0






9
Suicide
6
7
4
7
5
1






30
Pending
0
1
0
0
2
24






27
Undetermined
0
0
1
0
0
0






1
Non-Human Remains
0
0
0
0
0
0






0

Total Cases

192

130

119

115

125

116












797

Case Type

Type of Case
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
June
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov Dec
Total
Jurisdictional
137
87
75
61
71
67






498
Non-Jurisdictional
55
43
44
54
54
49






299
Totals 192 130 119
115
125
116
                       797

Accidental Deaths

Type of Accident
Total
Drug Overdose
51
Fall
44
Motor Vehicle Collision
7
Environmental Exposure
3
Drowning
0
Asphyxiation Related
10
Fire Related
2
Poisoning
3
Firearms
1
Other
4

Total Cases
125

Suicides

Type of Suicide
Total
Firearms
14
Hanging
8
Overdose
1
Traumatic Injury
3
Poisoning
1
Other
1

Total Cases
28

Homicides

Type
Total
Firearm
8
Sharp Force Injury
1
Other
0
Total Cases
9

Undetermined

Type of Undetermined
Total
Undetermined
1
Overdose
0
Firearm
0
Drowning
0
Total Cases
1

Other Statistics

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
Cremation Requests
309
217
230
215
195
256
           
1422
Autopsy Performed
23
24
26
23
29
21
           
146
External Autopsy Performed
5
9
6
6
4
5
               35
Toxicology Draws Only
4
4
4
4
6
10
           
32
Organ Donors
5
1
2
2
5
1
           
16
* Statistics as of July 31st, 2022

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