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.

2021 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
110
55
24
30
29
1
1
9
18
     
277

2021 Statistics

Manner of Death
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
June
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov Dec
Total
Natural
181
133
92
92
119
59
73
73
84



906
Accidental
20
21
14
19
22
19
27
12
6



160
Homicide
4
0
0
1
1
1
0
0
0



7
Suicide
4
2
4
5
9
7
3
3
1



38
Pending
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
6
17



24
Undetermined
1
0
3
1
3
1
4
0
0



13
Non-Human Remains
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0



2
Total Cases
210
157
113
118
155
87
108
94
108



1150

Case Type

Type of Case
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
June
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov Dec
Total
Jurisdictional
162
98
61
77
103
46
60
46
53



706
Non-Jurisdictional
48
59
52
41
52
41
48
48
55



444
Totals
210
157
113
118
155
87
108
94
108



1150

Accidental Deaths

Type of Accident
Total
Drug Overdose
61
Fall
56
Motor Vehicle Collision
19
Environmental Exposure
8
Drowning
3
Choking
1
Fire Related
1
Other
11
Total Cases
160

Suicides

Type of Suicide
Total
Firearms
13
Hanging
13
Overdose
7
Traumatic Injury
3
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
1
Other
1
Total Cases
38

Homicides

Type of Homicide
Total
Firearm
6
Sharp Force Injury
1
Other
0
Total Cases
7

Undetermined

Type of Undetermined
Total
Undetermined
10
Overdose
1
Firearm
1
Drowning
1
Total Cases
13

Other Statistics

Other Statistics
Jan
Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Total
Cremation Requests
252
289
251
224
213
197
194
245
193
     
2058
Autopsy Performed
18
17
14
24
27
23
32
14
17
     
186
External Autopsy Performed
1
1
2
1
2
3
2
3
1
     
16
Toxicology Draws Only
10
9
4
8
18
5
11
8
5
     
78
Organ Donors
4
7
2
5
4
3
1
3
4
     
33
* Statistics as of October 21, 2021

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