Caddo coroner releases 2016 statistics

SHREVEPORT, La. - The Caddo Parish Coroner's office investigated 9,689 cases in 2016, according to figures compiled by the coroner's administrative staff. 

These cases were deaths, sanity, sexual assaults and continued tutorship.

The office recorded 3,057 death investigations in 2016:  50 homicides, 1,854 natural deaths, 116 accidental deaths, 29  suicides, eight cases where the cause of death could not be determined and six cases with the outcome pending  completion of investigations. 
 
In addition, there were 292 deaths of people who came to Caddo from another parish and died here; those death  investigations were remanded to the parish of residence.

Also, there were 702 deaths that were reported to the coroner’s office but after investigation were deemed not to be  coroner's cases because the deaths did not meet the criteria mandated under the Louisiana state statutes. 
 
The coroner's office also conducted 6,519 sanity investigations and investigated 112 sexual assaults that were under  police investigation.
 
Finally, there were 209 autopsies performed for the year. The coroner also conducted one  "continued tutorship"  investigation, which is done when a parent or other legal guardian requests legal rights to make financial and medical  decisions for persons with a disability.
 
For historic comparisons, death statistics for Caddo Parish since Coroner Dr. Todd Thoma took office in 2009 follow:

2016
Death investigations: 3,057
Natural deaths: 1,854
Accidents: 116
Suicides: 29
Homicides: 50
Undetermined: 8
Out of parish: 292
Not a coroner's case: 702
Autopsies: 209
Sexual assault investigations: 112
Sanity investigations: 6,519
Continued tutorship: 1
Total investigations: 9,689
 
2015
Death investigations: 3,092
Natural deaths: 1,879
Accidents: 125
Suicides: 35
Homicides: 36
Undetermined: 18
Out of parish: 331
Not a coroner's case: 668
Autopsies: 210
Sexual assault investigations: 110
Sanity investigations: 6,328
Continued tutorship: 4
Total investigations: 9,534

2014
Death investigations: 3,092
Natural deaths: 1,895
Accidents: 117
Suicides: 39
Homicides: 34
Undetermined: 5
Out of parish: 332
Not a coroner's case: 670
Autopsies: 200
Sexual assault investigations: 104
Sanity investigations: 6,470
Continued tutorship: 4
Total investigations: 9,670

2013
Death investigations: 3,033
Natural deaths: 1,900
Accidents: 111
Suicides: 21
Homicides: 31
Undetermined: 13
Out of parish: 313
Not a coroner's case: 644
Autopsies: 164
Sexual assault investigations: 82
Sanity investigations: 6,286
Continued tutorship: 1
Total investigations: 9,402

2012
Death investigations: 2,965
Natural deaths: 2,040
Accidents: 81
Suicides: 27
Homicides: 23
Undetermined: 3
Out of parish: 235
Not a coroner's case: 556
Autopsies: 148
Sexual assault investigations: 140
Sanity investigations: 5,650
Continued tutorship: 5
Total investigations: 8,760

2011
Death investigations: 2,793
Natural deaths: 2,013
Accidents: 118
Suicides: 34
Homicides: 17
Undetermined: 11
Out of parish: 189
Not a coroner's case: 411
Autopsies: 203
Sexual assault investigations: 110
Sanity investigations: 6,263
Continued tutorship: 3
Total investigations: 9,169

2010
Death investigations: 2,774
Natural deaths: 1,805
Accidents: 127
Suicides: 21
Homicides: 38
Undetermined: 8
Out of parish: 221
Not a coroner's case: 554
Autopsies: 206
Sexual assault investigations: 153
Sanity investigations: 5,760
Continued tutorship: 0
Total investigations: 8,687

2009
Death investigations: 2,746
Natural deaths: 1,857
Accidents: 135
Suicides: 39
Homicides: 43
Undetermined: 9
Out of parish: 260
Not a coroner's case: 403
Autopsies: 227
Sexual assault investigations: 197
Sanity investigations: 4,793
Continued tutorship: 5
Total investigations: 7,741

 


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