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 May June July August Sept. Oct.
Total
Natural
76
88
67
72 61 49 55
60
73
85
686
Accidental
17
25
24
17 17 15 22
21
27
10
195
Homicide
0
1
0
2 0 1 0
0
3
1
8
Suicide
6
2
2
4 5 14 9
3
8
1
54
Pending
0
0
0
0 0 1 0
0
0
6
7
Undetermined
2
0
0
0 0 0 2
0
0
1
5
Total Cases
101
116
93
95 83 80 88
84
111
104
955

Case Type

Type of Case
Jan
Feb
March
April May June July August Sept. Oct.
Total
Jurisdictional
69
70
50
54
53 52 53
49
68 59
577
Non-Jurisdictional
32
46
43
41 30 28 35
34
43 45
377
Totals
101
116
93
95
83
80 88
83
111 104
955

Accidental Deaths

Type of Accident
Total*
Drug Overdose
91
Fall
55
Motor Vehicle Accident
36
Blunt Trauma
2
Weather Related
3
Choking
1
Fire
2
Exsanuguination
1
Drowning
1
Falling Object
2
Other
1
Total Cases
195

Suicides

Type of Suicide  
Firearms
32
Hanging
12
Drug Overdose
5
Asphyxiation
1
Blunt Impact Injuries
1
Poisoning
1
Drowning
1
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
1
Total Cases
54

Homicides

Type of Homicide
Total *
Firearms
7
Blunt Impact Trauma
1
Total Cases
8

Undetermined

Type
Total*
Blunt Impact Trauma
1
Asphyxia
1
Sudden Unexpected Infant Death
1
Subdural Hematoma
1
Total
4
Other Statistics
Jan
Feb
March
April May June July August
September
October
Total *
Cremation Requests
249
222
218
222 216 203 230
180
189
236
2165
Autopsy Performed
19
22
22
18 16 12 25
17
26
19
196
Toxicology Draws Only
    9
6
3
6 7 7 2
3
7
3
53
Organ Donors
4
5
3
3 5 5 0
11
10
4
50
* Statistics as of October 31, 2018

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