The Orange County Sheriff’s Department is investigating after two bodies were found in a residence in unincorporated Santa Ana on Monday afternoon, at about 3 p.m., according to the O.C. Register.
Orange County Health Care Agency
Firearm-Related Injury and Death in Orange County
(Santa Ana) – A new study by the Orange County Health Care Agency examines the prevalence and circumstances around firearm-related incidents in Orange County between 2009 and 2011. During this period, there were 1,292 firearm-related incidents resulting in the death of 439 persons and non-fatal injuries to 853 residents.
Lethal firearm incidents were most often associated with suicides (63%, n=278) and homicides (32%, n=142). Less severe injuries were typically the result of accidental discharges of firearms. Though the overall personal and economic losses associated with these incidents are difficult to measure, the costs associated with hospitalization averaged $16 million per year. Continue reading
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Contacts: Lt. Jeff Hallock (714) 647-7042/Gail Krause, (714) 647-1840
Release of 2012 Orange County Coroner Report
SANTA ANA, California – (September 12, 2013) – The Orange County Coroner Division of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department has released the 2012 Coroner Report. The report is designed to provide an overview of victim characteristics, frequency, cause and location of deaths in Orange County.
Under California law, Government Code 27491, deaths of sudden and unexpected nature and those related to any type of injury or intoxications must be reported to the Coroner. Continue reading