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Census of Medical Examiner and Coroner (ME/C) Offices

Data Collection Status
Every 5 years
Data Experts
Connor Brooks, BJS Statistician
Collection Period



Provides data on the personnel, budgets, and workload of medical examiner and coroner offices by type of office and size of jurisdiction. The census gathers information on the number of unidentified human decedents handled by these offices, record-keeping practices, and use of national databases for unidentified remains.

Date Created: May 26, 2009