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The geographical coverage of the FCME is Fulton County, including all incorporated and unincorporated areas within it. If a death otherwise meets the legal criteria for investigation by a medical examiner, the FCME investigates deaths that result from incidents which occurred in Fulton County, or, if the place of the incident is unknown, deaths in which a dead body is found in Fulton County. The 2015 population estimate of Fulton County is approximately 1 million people. Most of the City of Atlanta is inside of Fulton County.

Below are some basic statistics for the types of deaths investigated by the FCME since 1988. If you want more comprehensive information, return to the Main Menu and select "Special Reports and Registries of Death."

Year Homicides Suicides Traffic Fatalities Other Accidents
1988 243 76 147 182
1989 275 98 149 193
1990 252 85 130 159
1991 237 87 104 161
1992 219 105 109 156
1993 244 86 128 171
1994 233 86 151 170
1995 211 78 124 171
1996 235 99 139 190
1997 185 81 122 170
1998 188 73 157 222
1999 183 100 127 207
2000 172 76 143 192
2001 171 87 125 265
2002 203 83 125 221
2003 181 79 113 276
2004 159 90 137 240
2005 145 78 130 262
2006 149 77 132 245
2007 182 86 121 275
2008 156 84 119 255
2009 129 86 111 233
2010 146 101 80 266
2011 126 98 76 239
2012 135 102 89 234
2013 141 119 102 268
2014 154 106 101 332
2015 157 115 105 337

* Indicates on-site scene investigation

**Indicates cases in which body was examined by an investigator and/or medical examiner

Procedural Statistics

Year Total Cases Certified Autopsies External Exams*** Scenes* Total Bodies
Examinied**
1997 2109 1380 812 160 776 1180
1998 2234 1497 966 248 888 1424
1999 2199 1407 885 304 842 1357
2000 2098 1349 784 331 832 1331
2001 2014 1361 831 355 885 1406
2002 2063 1326 843 302 930 1322
2003 2298 1312 860 412 960 1554
2004 2254 1324 874 310 883 1312
2005 2171 1322 887 369 896 1427
2006 2212 1401 921 436 890 1495
2007 2238 1403 1002 365 921 1482
2008 2271 1386 940 303 894 1420
2009 2371 1418 893 456 856 1441
2010 2477 1416 910 367 848 1414
2011 2337 1299 868 338 780 1321
2012 2241 1315 830 391 825 1313
2013 2429 1454 952 442 1032 1511
2014 2594 1583 1027 525 1084 1635
2015 2546 1596 1056   483 995 1622

* Indicates on-site scene investigation.

**Indicates cases in which body was examined by an investigator and/or medical examiner.

***Includes Views plus External Exams conducted by pathologists.