Death Statistics

Kenosha County Medical Examiner's Office Yearly Statistics

  N/A 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
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

N/A 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020**
Total 50 44 54 57 46 30 31**
Gender:   N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A N/A N/A
Male 29 26 36 37 28 22 21**
Female 21 18 18 20 18 8 10**
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 5**
Age 31-40 11 10 17 16 10 10 11**
Age 41-50 14 10 10 14 13 4 7**
Age 51-60 13 12 13 13 9 9 6**
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 28**
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 25**
Suicide 5 3 3 6 4 3 2**
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 5**
June 4 2 1 4 4 4 5**
July 4 3 7 7 3 3 7**
August 4 2 3 5 4 3 1**
September 5 4 5 4 2 1 N/A
October 3 5 3 5 5 2 N/A
November 6 4 4 5 2 1 N/A
December 4 9 8 5 2 4 N/A

Kenosha County Toxicity Deaths by Drug Type

  N/A 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 19**
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 - Manner of Death - Suicide

N/A                 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 3**
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 0**
December 1 2 2 3 3 2 0**
Total   28 20 28 22 29 23**
* *Not finalized              

10* 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 10/12/2020.