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
Total
Natural
77
89
67
69
302
Accidental
17
24
24
10
75
Homicide
0
1
0
2
3
Suicide
6
2
2
3
13
Pending
0
0
0
11
11
Undetermined
1
0
0
0
1
Total Cases
101
116
93
95
405

Case Type

Type of Case
Jan
Feb
March
April
Total
Jurisdictional
69
70
50
54
243
Non-Jurisdictional
32
46
43
41
162
Totals
101
116
93
95
405

Accidental Deaths

Type of Accident
Total*
Drug Overdose
36
Fall
23
Motor Vehicle Accident
14
Choking
1
Other
1
Total Cases
75

Suicides

Type of Suicide
Total *
Firearms
9
Hanging
2
Poisioning
1
Total Cases
13

Homicides

Type of Homicide
Total *
Firearms
1
Total Cases
1

Undetermined

Type
Total*
Undetermined
3
Total
3
Other Statistics
Jan
Feb
March
April
Total *
Cremation Requests
249
222
218
222
911
Autopsy Performed
19
22
22
18
81
Toxicology Draws Only
    9
3
3
6
21
Organ Donors
4
5
3
3
15
* Statistics as of April 30, 2018

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