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 in order to determine the cause and manner of death, the identity of the decedent, and to provide notification to the legal next of kin, while exhibiting the highest degree of compassion, professionalism, and integrity.


Forms

The Chester County Coroner’s Office has created a Survivors Guide which contains information intended to assist survivors with decision making and helpful solutions during their time of loss.

Coroner's Office Inters Unclaimed Veterans

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Drug Death Data

The Chester County Coroner’s Office and the University of Pittsburg are working together to provide an ongoing overview of the drug death data in Chester County.

The following link http://www.overdosefreepa.pitt.edu/charts/ will allow you to view the Chester County drug death data which includes charts, graphs and maps on the demographics, the top ten drugs found in overdoses along with other information.  Once you click on the above link, scroll to the bottom and select “Chester County” from the counties section of the drop down list.

The Chester County Coroner’s Office has created a Survivors Guide which contains information intended to assist survivors with decision making and helpful solutions during their time of loss.

Coroner's Office Statistics for 2017 *

Manner of Death January February March April May
Natural 106 81 99 68 72
Accidental  17 14 21 17 14
Homicide    0   0   0  1   0
Suicide  11   1   5  4   9
Pending    0   0   0  2   8
Undetermined    0   0   2  0   0
Non-human Remains    0
  0
  0  0   0
Total Cases 134 96 127 92 103
  January February March April May
Cremation Requests 263 202 256 206
200
Autopsy Performed   16   11  16   13   14
Toxicology Draws Only     9    6  13   11   12
Organ Donors    11    0    5     3     4

Accidental Deaths

Type of Accident Total Deaths to date for 2017*
Drug Overdose 50
Fall 19
Motor Vehicle Accident 11
Asphyxia  0
Choking  0
Drowning  1
Smoke/Soot  1
Other  1
Total Cases 64
Type of Suicide Total deaths to date for 2017*
Drug Overdose   4
Firearms 12
Hanging   9
Asphyxiation   2
Exanguination   2
Other   1
Total Cases 30

Homicide

Type of Homicide Total deaths to date for 2017*
Blunt force injury   0
Drug Overdose   1
Firearm   0
Stabbing   0
Total   0

Undetermined

Type Total Deaths to date for 2017*
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning 1
Undetermined 1
Total 2
*Statistics as of May 31, 2017