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 2016 Annual Report, 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 Annual Report is submitted in order to illustrate the direction taken by the Medical Examiners Commission 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

1.9 million

Deaths​​

15,272

Cases Accepted

2,302

Deaths Certified as Natural

579

Deaths Certified as Accident: Motor Vehicle-Related 

278

Deaths Certified as Accident: Drug Intoxication​ ​586
​Deaths Certified as Accident: Fall 353
​Deaths Certified as Accident: Other 122

Deaths Certified as Suicide

122

Deaths Certified as Homicide

98

Deaths Certified as Undetermined

54

Cremation Approvals Processed

7,705


Source: Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Medical Examiners Commission 2016 Annual Report​​​​