The Mesa County Coroner’s Office has released its first-ever annual report on deaths in our community. The report breaks the numbers down by age, manner of death, types of accidental deaths, murders, suicides, as well as deaths from undetermined or natural causes.
In 2007, 1,351 people died in Mesa County. Of those deaths, 455 were investigated by the Coroner’s Office. The Coroner and Deputy Coroner investigate all sudden, unexpected deaths—especially those that occur under violent or suspicious circumstances.
“We’re starting an annual report because it gives the public, the media and law enforcement easy access to data on how many deaths of a certain category there were in the last year,” said Coroner Dean Havlik. “The general public might find it interesting that heart disease is the most common cause of death in Mesa County, or that our numbers for suicide deaths are quite high.”
For the full report, click the link below: