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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2019 Statistics

Manner of Death
January
February
March
Total
Natural
63
71
72
206
Accidental
13
23
10
46
Homicide
0
0
0
0
Suicide
7
3
5
15
Pending
0
3
17
20
Undetermined
1
0
1
2
Non-human Remains
0
1
0
1
Total Cases
84
101
105
290

Case Type

Type of Case
January
February
March
Total
Jurisdictional
44
53
62
159
Non-Jurisdictional
40
48
43
131
Totals
84
101
105
290

Accidental Deaths

Type of Accident
Total*
Drug Overdose
21
Fall
19
Motor Vehicle Accident
5
Weather Related
1
Total Cases
46

Suicides

Type of Suicide
Total*
Firearms
6
Hanging
2
Asphyxiation
2
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
2
Drug Overdose
1
Blunt Impact Injuries
1
Total Cases
15

Homicides

Type of Homicide
Total *
Firearms
0
Total Cases
0

Undetermined

Type
Total*
Undetermined
1
Overdose
1
Total
2
Other Statistics January February March
Total
Cremation Requests 236 222 230
688
Autopsy Performed 23 30 34
87
Toxicology Draws Only 0 2 4
    6
Organ Donors 4 6  
10
* Statistics as of March 31, 2019

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