Public Safety
Chief County Medical Examiner in an examining room with skull on table.

Medical Examiner: Drugs, Falls, Cars, Suicides Lead Death Investigations

| 10:14 AM

Drugs, alcohol, vehicles, falls, guns and suicide continue to be leading causes of deaths investigated by the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office, according to its 2018 Annual Report.

Public Safety
Chief County Medical Examiner in an examining room with skull on table.

Medical Examiner Puts 20 Years of Data Online

| 9:26 AM

Valuable comparisons and conclusions can be drawn from the types and circumstances of sudden unexpected deaths that occur in San Diego County, and in changes over time. Officials with the San Diego County Department of the Medical Examiner are releasing 22 years’ worth of data–from 1997 to the third quarter of 2018–in a free searchable online portal. The site makes over 59,000 records available.