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June 30, 1988|Clipboard researched by Susan Greene / Los Angeles Times. Page designed by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times

Number 1986 1987 Change Deaths reported to the coroner 6,064 6,213 +149 Autopsies performed 2,218 2,156 -62 Natural deaths autopsied 1,153 1,127 -26 Natural deaths not autopsied 1,328 1,433 +105 Reportable non-coroner cases 2,516 2,630 +114 Accidental deaths 344 275 -69 Suicides 281 299 +18 Traffic fatalities 299 317 +18 Homicides 112 98 -14 Sudden infant death syndrome 30 31 +1 Undetermined classification or cause of death 31 34 +3 Fairview Hospital Developmental Center deaths 26 24 -2 Lanterman State Hospital deaths 1 6 +5 In-custody deaths (Sheriff and other agencies) 10 7 -3 Officer-involved deaths (Sheriff and other agencies) 8 13 +5 Industrial accidents 29 24 -5 AIDS deaths * 128 --

* No calculation for 1986; did not start until 1987.

Source: Annual Statistical Report-Orange County Coroner's Office

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