BJS Releases Medical Examiner and Coroner Offices, 2018
WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics today released Medical Examiner and Coroner Offices, 2018. This report provides data on the personnel, budget, workload and policies of medical examiner and coroner offices in the United States. The report details the number and type of personnel employed, staff certification and training. It includes the number of cases referred to and accepted by medical examiner and coroner offices, the number of autopsies conducted and the number of decedents with unidentified remains on record, including the percentage from which DNA evidence has been collected. Findings are based on data from BJS’s 2018 and 2004 Census of Medical Examiner and Coroner Offices.
TITLE: Medical Examiner and Coroner Offices, 2018 (NCJ 302051)
AUTHOR: BJS Statistician Connor Brooks
The Bureau of Justice Statistics of the U.S. Department of Justice is the principal federal agency responsible for collecting, analyzing and disseminating reliable statistics on crime and criminal justice in the United States. Doris J. James is the acting director.
The Office of Justice Programs provides federal leadership, grants, training, technical assistance and other resources to improve the nation’s capacity to prevent and reduce crime, advance racial equity in the administration of justice, assist victims and enhance the rule of law. More information about OJP and its components can be found at www.ojp.gov.