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District 17 Profile

Office of Medic​al 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.

Here are key statistics from Broward County, Florida.

Population

1.9 million

Deaths​​​

15,243

Cases Accepted

2,274

Deaths Certified as Natural

625

Deaths Certified as Accident: Motor Vehicle-Related 

245

Deaths Certified as Accident: Drug Intoxication​ ​553
​Deaths Certified as Accident: Fall 309
​Deaths Certified as Accident: Other 99

Deaths Certified as Suicide

243

Deaths Certified as Homicide

129

Deaths Certified as Undetermined

71

Cremation Approvals Processed

9,649


Source: Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Medical Examiners Commission 2019 Annual Report​​​​​​​​