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.
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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
14
9








149

2022 Statistics

Manner of Death
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
June
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov Dec
Total
Natural
163
99
82
75








419
Accidental
23
20
24
8








75
Homicide
0
2
0
1








3
Suicide
6
7
4
0








17
Pending
0
1
9
31








41
Undetermined
0
1
0
0








1
Non-Human Remains
0
0
0
0








0
Total Cases
192
130
119
115








556

Case Type

Type of Case
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
June
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov Dec
Total
Jurisdictional
137
87
74
61








359
Non-Jurisdictional
55
43
45
54








197
Totals
192
130
119
115








556

Accidental Deaths

Type of Accident
Total
Drug Overdose
26
Fall
32
Motor Vehicle Collision
3
Environmental Exposure
2
Drowning
0
Asphyxiation Related
6
Fire Related
0
Poisoning
3
Firearms
1
Other
2
Total Cases
75

Suicides

Type of Suicide
Total
Firearms
10
Hanging
4
Overdose
0
Traumatic Injury
2
Poisoning
0
Other
1
Total Cases
17

Homicides

Type of Homicide
Total
Firearm
2
Sharp Force Injury
1
Other
0
Total Cases
3

Undetermined

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

Other Statistics

Other Statistics
Jan
Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Total
Cremation Requests
309
217
230
215








971
Autopsy Performed
23
24
26
23








96
External Autopsy Performed
5
9
6
6








26
Toxicology Draws Only
4
4
4
4








16
Organ Donors
5
1
2
2








10
* Statistics as of May 10th, 2022

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