Statistical Reports on Deaths in British Columbia

The BC Coroners Service works in a real-time database environment and therefore statistics for a given year are subject to change until all coroners investigations from that year are complete. Reports on this page are updated and refreshed periodically, and new reports are added to this page when needed.

Due to the high volume of data requests received and resources required to support the illicit drug crisis, we currently have limited ability to respond to ad hoc statistical requests.

If the below reports do not meet your needs, please submit a request for information to CoronerRequest@gov.bc.ca. Your inquiry will be responded to, but please expect longer than usual delays.

Not all deaths are reported to the BC Coroners Service.

The Department of Vital Statistics registers all deaths in British Columbia and is the agency best able to address inquiries related to total deaths in the province. Click here for data on total deaths in BC.

COVID-19 is a viral illness. Deaths due to diagnosed COVID-19 do not meet the reporting requirements of the Coroners Act, and the BC Coroners Service will not be notified when these deaths occur. Information related to deaths from COVID-19 can be found via the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC).

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