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Broward County > Medical Examiner > About Us > District 17 Profile

Broward County, Florida
Office of Medical Examiner and Trauma Services

Florida's 67 counties are served by 24 Medical Examiner Districts. District 17 is comprised of Broward County. According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Medical Examiners Commission 2010 Annual Report, published in August 2011, Medical Examiners in Florida have oversight over approximately two-thirds of the deaths in Florida. The Medical Examiners Act, Chapter 406, Part I, Florida Statutes, was enacted by the 1970 Legislature in order to establish minimum and uniform standards of excellence in statewide medical examiner services. The Medical Examiners Commission 2010 Annual Report is submitted in order to illustrate the direction taken by the Medical Examiners Commission during 2010 to ensure the maintenance of an effective and viable program of Medical Examiner services throughout Florida.

Following are key statistics from Broward County, Florida.

 

Population

1.7 million

Deaths

14,300

Cases Accepted

1,807

Deaths Certified as Natural

646

Deaths Certified as Motor Vehicle-Related Accidents

569

Deaths Certified as Suicide

261

Deaths Certified as Homicide

79

Deaths Certified as Undetermined

78

Cremation Approvals Processed

6,414

Source: Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Medical Examiners Commission 2010 Annual Report.