Death Statistics

Kenosha County Medical Examiner's Office Yearly Statistics

   2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Population of
Kenosha County
167,258 167,493 167,658 168,065 168,700
Total number of deaths 1,405 1,368 1,394 1,635 1,498
Total deaths reported 1,355 1,278 1,359 1,400 1,432
Suicides 25 28 20 28 22
Accidents 123 115 129 126 126
Homicides 5 8 4 10 5
Naturals 1,027 949 1,039 1,078 1,118
Undetermined 9 7 22 16 12
Pending 0 0 0 0 1
Anthropology exam:
non-human remains
9 6 9 4 2
Anthropology exam:
human remains
0 0 2 0 0
Phone investigations
(non hospice)
200 192 216 191 284
Hospice investigations 697 671 748 764 760
Scene investigations 305 263 264 311 250
Total cremations 785 760 847 866 888
Cremation only 
(and courtesy views)
149 151 120 132 130
Disinternments 4 1 8 0 4
Autopsies 166 149 158 179 128
External examinations 86 90 91 77 97
Medical record reviews 16 19 19 32 33
Death certificates issued 266 255 268 288 258

Kenosha County Toxicity Deaths

   2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 01/01-05/31/19**
Total 50 44 54 57 46 17**
Gender:                 
Male 29 26 36 37 28 12**
Female 21 18 18 20 18 5**
Age:                 
Age 0-18 1 0 0 1 0 0**
Age 19-30 7 7 11 7 9 4**
Age 31-40 11 10 17 16 10 6**
Age 41-50 14 10 10 14 13 1**
Age 51-60 13 12 13 13 9 5**
Age 61-70 4 4 1 5 5 1**
Age 71-80 0 0 1 1 0 0**
Age 81+ 0 1 1 0 0 0**
                   
Race:                 
Caucasian 42 36 46 50 40 16**
African-American 7 4 4 2 6 1**
Hispanic 0 4 2 5 0 0**
Asian 0 0 1 0 0 0**
Other 1 0 1 0 0 0**
                   
Manner of Death:                 
Accident 41 39 45 44 39 16**
Suicide 5 3 3 6 4 0**
Undetermined 4 2 6 7 3 1**
                   
U.S. Military Veteran 0 0 0 1 2 0**
                   
Toxicity deaths by month:                 
January 5 1 8 3 5 0
February 2 2 2 5 4 3
March 5 2 4 5 8 4
April 5 6 5 4 1 1
May 3 4 4 5 6 4
June 4 2 1 4 4 3**
July 4 3 7 7 3 2**
August 4 2 3 5 4 Pending
September 5 4 5 4 2 Pending
October 3 5 3 5 5 Pending
November 6 4 4 5 2 Pending
December 4 9 8 5 2 Pending

Kenosha County Toxicity Deaths by Drug Type

   2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 01/01-05/31/19**
Total toxicity deaths 50 44 54 57 46 17**
Involving opiate/opioid

41 38 39 49 35 15**
Involving heroin 22 21 21 20 17 5**
Involving fentanyl 
and/or fentanyl analog
3 3 6 22 11 12**
Involving benzodiazepine 24 20 18 18 12 2**
Involving cocaine 5 7 11 11 12 8**
Involving alcohol 18 14 10 9 10 2**
Involving combination of 
opioid/opiate and 
benzodiazepine
21 17 15 16 11 2**

Kenosha County Toxicity Deaths by Police Jurisdiction

   2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 01/01-05/31/19**
Kenosha Police
Department
32 32 39 40 27 8**
Kenosha County
Sheriff's Department
7 6 9 7 10 3**
Pleasant Prairie
Police Department
6 1 5 2 5 1**
Twin Lakes 
Police Department
4 3 0 6 1 2**
Antioch, Ill.
Police Department *
1 1 1 2 1 2**
Lake County, Ill.
Sheriff's Office*
0 1 0 0 2 1**

* Note: In cases in which a toxicity incident occurred in Illinois and the person was transported to a Kenosha County hospital where he or she died, the Kenosha County Medical Examiner's Office retains jurisdiction of the decedent's death investigation.

** 2019 Kenosha County toxicity deaths have been finalized from 01/01/2019 to 05/31/2019. There are multiple pending deaths from 06/01/2019 to present, and the final stats are subject to change. The above listed 2019 stats are as of 09/05/2019.