Death Statistics

Kenosha County Medical Examiner's Office Yearly Statistics

   2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Population of
Kenosha County
167,258 167,493 167,658 168,065 168,700 170,071 170,680  168,732
Total number of deaths 1,405 1,368 1,394 1,635 1,498 1,537 1,787 1,741
Total deaths reported 1,355 1,278 1,359 1,400 1,432 1,502 1,785 1,779
Suicides 25 28 20 28 22 29 28 25
Accidents 123 115 129 126 126 141 146 132
Homicides 5 8 4 10 5 7 7 18
Naturals 1,027 949 1,039 1,078 1,118 1,152 1,443 1,578
Undetermined 9 7 22 16 13 9 11 14
Pending 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Anthropology exam:
non-human remains
9 6 9 4 2 2 3 5
Anthropology exam:
human remains
0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Phone investigations
(non hospice)
200 192 216 191 284 293 503 565
Hospice investigations 697 671 748 764 760 801 810 786
Scene investigations 305 263 264 311 250 253 327 317
Total cremations 785 760 847 866 888 980 1,187 1,189
Cremation only 
(and courtesy views)
149 151 120 132 130 152 134 107
Disinternments 5 1 11 1 9 4 10 3
Autopsies 166 149 158 179 128 116 132 132
External examinations 86 90 91 77 97 120 99 85
Medical record reviews 16 19 19 32 33 34 337 329
Death certificates issued 266 255 268 288 258 274 577 554

Kenosha County Toxicity Deaths


2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total 50 44 54 57 46 30 49 53 26**
Gender:   N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Male 29 26 36 37 28 22 32 33 17**
Female 21 18 18 20 18 8 17 20 9**
Age:   N/A   N/A  N/A    N/A   N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Age 0-18 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0**
Age 19-30 7 7 11 7 9 4 8 4 1**
Age 31-40 11 10 17 16 10 10 11 18 8**
Age 41-50 14 10 10 14 13 4 14 14 6**
Age 51-60 13 12 13 13 9 9 13 12 7**
Age 61-70 4 4 1 5 5 1 2 4 2**
Age 71-80 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 2**
Age 81+ 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0**
  N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Race:   N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Caucasian 42 36 46 50 40 24 45 44 23**
African-American 7 4 4 2 6 5 2 5 3**
Hispanic 0 4 2 5 0 1 1 3 0**
Asian 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0**
Other 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0**
  N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Manner of Death:   N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Accident 41 39 45 44 39 26 37 44 23**
Suicide 5 3 3 6 4 3 5 2 2**
Undetermined 4 2 6 7 3 1 7 7 1**
Pending 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 28**
  N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
U.S. Military Veteran 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 3 1**
N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Toxicity deaths by month:   N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
January 5 1 8 3 5 0 4 5 7
February 2 2 2 5 4 3 2 2 2
March 5 2 4 5 8 4 5 5 8**
April 5 6 5 4 1 1 2 7 6**
May 3 4 4 5 6 4 6 5 3**
June 4 2 1 4 4 4 5 4 0**
July 4 3 7 7 3 3 8 1 0**
August 4 2 3 5 4 3 2 2 0**
September 5 4 5 4 2 1 3 4  
October 3 5 3 5 5 2 1 3  
November 6 4 4 5 2 1 8 8  
December 4 9 8 5 2 4 3 7  

Kenosha County Toxicity Deaths by Drug Type

     2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total toxicity deaths   50 44 54 57 46 30 49 53 26**
Involving opiate/opioid   41 38 39 49 35 25 38 44 21**
Involving heroin   22 21 21 20 17 10 10 14 7**
Involving fentanyl 
and/or fentanyl analog
  3 3 6 22 11 16 24 40 18**
Involving benzodiazepine   24 20 18 18 12 5 5 13 8**
Involving cocaine   5 7 11 11 12 11 17 15 8**
Involving alcohol   18 14 10 9 10 7 13 9 6**
Involving combination of 
opioid/opiate and 
benzodiazepine
  21 17 15 16 11 3 5 13 6**
Involving Amphetamine   4 2 5 5 1 1 4 5 0**
Involving Methamphetamine   0 0 1 0 0 0 6 3 1**
Involving Phenacyclidine (PCP)   0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0**
Involving Gabapentin   0 0 0 0 1 0 7 11 3**
Involving Xylazine - 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 2**
Involving Mitragynine (Kratom/Krypton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0**

Kenosha County Toxicity Deaths by Police Jurisdiction

   2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Kenosha Police
Department
32 32 39 40 27 18 31 35 16**
Kenosha County
Sheriff's Department
7 6 9 7 10 6 10 13 7**
Pleasant Prairie
Police Department
6 1 5 2 5 1 4 2 2**
Twin Lakes 
Police Department
4 3 0 6 1 2 4 3 1**
Antioch, Ill.
Police Department *
1 1 1 2 1 2 0 0 0**
Lake County, Ill.
Sheriff's Office*
0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0**

Kenosha County Stats by Month - Total Cases Reported

   2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
January 108 110 119 153 124 134 190 267
February 109 123 113 116 113 121 107 147
March 134 109 122 124 145 121 125 143
April 93 113 100 124 126 131 133 149
May 94 102 128 108 131 142 134 140
June 100 97 113 125 130 142 125 114
July 96 110 108 132 122 154 113 145
August 78 103 114 97 108 134 140 131
September 116 116 110 99 107 119 150 60**
October 109 125 118 117 132 174 170  
November 117 114 135 121 141 217 167  
December 124 137 120 116 123 196 225  
Total 1,278 1,359 1,400 1,432 1,502 1,785 1,779  

Kenosha County Stats by Month - Manner of Death - Suicide

          2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
January 4 6 1 0 5 0 2 0 6
February 2 2 2 3 0 1 0 3 0
March 1 2 0 3 0 4 2 0 1**
April 1 2 3 3 1 3 3 0 2**
May 1 1 1 4 2 1 4 2 1**
June 5 3 2 5 1 4 4 1 2**
July 2 2 3 1 1 1 4 0 2**
August 1 0 2 2 1 2 3 4 1**
September 2 3 3 1 3 4 4 1 2**
October 4 3 0 1 1 4 0 7  
November 1 2 1 2 3 3 1 1  
December 1 2 2 3 3 2 1 6  
Total   28 20 28 22 29 28 25  
* *Not finalized                  

* 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.

**There are multiple pending deaths from 01/01/2022 to present, and the final stats are subject to change. The above listed 2022 stats are as of 09/13/2022.

***Data as of 09/13/2022.