Death Statistics

Kenosha County Medical Examiner's Office Yearly Statistics

   2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Population of
Kenosha County
167,258 167,493 167,658 168,065 168,700 170,071  
Total number of deaths 1,405 1,368 1,394 1,635 1,498 1,537  
Total deaths reported 1,355 1,278 1,359 1,400 1,432 1,502  
Suicides 25 28 20 28 22 29  
Accidents 123 115 129 126 126 141  
Homicides 5 8 4 10 5 7  
Naturals 1,027 949 1,039 1,078 1,118 1,152  
Undetermined 9 7 22 16 12 9  
Pending 0 0 0 0 1 0  
Anthropology exam:
non-human remains
9 6 9 4 2 2  
Anthropology exam:
human remains
0 0 2 0 0 0  
Phone investigations
(non hospice)
200 192 216 191 284 293  
Hospice investigations 697 671 748 764 760 801  
Scene investigations 305 263 264 311 250 253  
Total cremations 785 760 847 866 888 980  
Cremation only 
(and courtesy views)
149 151 120 132 130 152  
Disinternments 4 1 8 0 4 2  
Autopsies 166 149 158 179 128 116  
External examinations 86 90 91 77 97 120  
Medical record reviews 16 19 19 32 33 34  
Death certificates issued 266 255 268 288 258 274  
Covid 19 (click for link) N/A            

Kenosha County Toxicity Deaths


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

Kenosha County Toxicity Deaths by Drug Type

   2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020**
Total toxicity deaths 50 44 54 57 46 30 31**
Involving opiate/opioid
N/A
41 38 39 49 35 25 26**
Involving heroin 22 21 21 20 17 10 8**
Involving fentanyl 
and/or fentanyl analog
3 3 6 22 11 16 18**
Involving benzodiazepine 24 20 18 18 12 5 5**
Involving cocaine 5 7 11 11 12 11 15**
Involving alcohol 18 14 10 9 10 7 9**
Involving combination of 
opioid/opiate and 
benzodiazepine
21 17 15 16 11 3 5**
Involving Amphetamine 4 2 5 5 1 1 3**
Involving Methamphetamine 0 0 1 0 0 0 1**
Involving Phenacyclidine (PCP) - - - - - - 2**

Kenosha County Toxicity Deaths by Police Jurisdiction

   2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020**
Kenosha Police
Department
32 32 39 40 27 18 24**
Kenosha County
Sheriff's Department
7 6 9 7 10 6 4**
Pleasant Prairie
Police Department
6 1 5 2 5 1 4**
Twin Lakes 
Police Department
4 3 0 6 1 2 4**
Antioch, Ill.
Police Department *
1 1 1 2 1 2 0**
Lake County, Ill.
Sheriff's Office*
0 1 0 0 2 1 0**

Kenosha County Stats by Month - Total Cases Reported

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

Kenosha County Stats by Month - Manner of Death - Suicide

          2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020**
January 4 6 1 0 5 0 2
February 2 2 2 3 0 1 0
March 1 2 0 3 0 4 2
April 1 2 3 3 1 3 3
May 1 1 1 4 2 1 4
June 5 3 2 5 1 4 4
July 2 2 3 1 1 1 3**
August 1 0 2 2 1 2 3**
September 2 3 3 1 3 4 3**
October 4 3 0 1 1 4 0**
November 1 2 1 2 3 3 1**
December 1 2 2 3 3 2 0**
Total   28 20 28 22 29 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 01/01/2020 to present, and the final stats are subject to change. The above listed 2020 stats are as of 01/04/2021.

***Data as of 01/04/2021.