The Census of Medical Examiners' and Coroners' Offices
(MECO) is a compilation of data on the practices of these offices,
which are responsible for medical-legal death investigations. The data
cover information such as the prevalence of unidentified human remains
on record in medical examiners' and coroners' offices across the
country, record-keeping practices, and final disposition practices
such as burial, cremation, or other means. In addition, data were
gathered on FTE employees, contractors, and annual budgets.
United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics. Census of Medical Examiners’ and Coroners’ Offices, 2004. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-04-19. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR20342.v3
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United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Bureau of Justice Statistics
A downloadable version of data for this study is available however, certain identifying information in the downloadable version may have been masked or edited to protect respondent privacy. Additional data not included in the downloadable version are available in a restricted version of this data collection. For more information about the differences between the downloadable data and the restricted data for this study, please refer to the codebook notes section of the PDF codebook. Users interested in obtaining restricted data must complete and sign a Restricted Data Use Agreement, describe the research project and data protection plan, and obtain IRB approval or notice of exemption for their research.