Medical Examiner

Office of Chief Medical Examiner
World Trade Center Operational Statistics
As of September 22, 2014

Reported Missing: 2,753 (Note that this number includes the 4 people added to the victims’ list years after the attacks)
Remains Recovered: 21,906
Victims Identified: 1,636 (60%)
Remains Identified: 14,021 (64%)
Remains Not Identified: 7885 (36%)
Victims Not Identified: 1,114 (40%)

New York City Identification Breakdown

Total Identified: 1,636

Victims Identified by a Single Modality: 1,003

DNA 888 (89%)
Dental X-Ray 48 (5%)
Fingerprints 33 (3%)
Photo 9 (1%)
Remains Viewed 15 (1%)
Personal Effects 7 (1%)
Other 3 (0%)

Victims Identified by Multiple Modalities: 633

DNA 577 (91%)
Dental X-Ray 483 (76%)
Fingerprints 273 (43%)
Photo 16 (3%)
Remains Viewed 2 (0%)
Body X-Ray 3 (0%)
Personal Effects 71 (11%)
Tattoos 6 (1%)
Other 46 (7%)

Note: the total here exceeds 100% because modalities overlap; there are over 40 combinations of modalities in use.

Death Certification
Total Reported Missing: 2,753
New York City Death Certificates Issued: 2,750
Non-New York City Death Certificates Issued: 3*
No Death Certificate Issued: 0

New York City Death Certificate Breakdown
DX (Judicial Decree) Certificate Only: 1,114
DM (Physical Remains) Certificate Only: 412
Total Physical Remains Certificates: 1,636
 
**DM after DX: 1,224
Total : 2,750

* Victims were transported to facilities outside of New York, where they later died of their injuries.

** The family obtained a DX certificate; later we identified remains and issued a physical remains certificate.

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9/11 Death Certification 

as of September 12, 2013

World Trade Center on 9/11/01 – 2,749 Victims
WTC Post-9/11/01 – 4 Victims
Total WTC – 2,753 Victims

Flight 77 – 64 Victims
Pentagon – 120 Victims
Total Pentagon – 184 Victims

Flight 93 Stonycreek Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania – 40 Victims

Total 2,977 Victims

New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner World Trade Center Operational Statistics Report

Victims Identified – 1,631 (59%)
Victims Not Identified – 1,118 (41%)

Remains Recovered – 21,906
Remains Identified – 13,747 (63%)
Remains Not Identified – 8,159 (37%)

Last Updated September 12, 2013


NEW YORK CITY OFFICE OF THE CHIEF MEDICAL EXAMINER OFFICIAL NOTICE:
As of June 17, 2011, the NYC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner announced Jerry J. Borg, age 63, has been added to the list of people who died as a result of the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers.

The number of World Trade Center victims is now 2,753 (6/17/2011).


As of January 16, 2009, the NYC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner announced that Leon Bernard Heyward, age 45, has been added to the list of people who died as a result of the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers.

The number of World Trade Center victims is now 2,752 (1/16/09).


As of July 10, 2008, the NYC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has announced that Sneha Anne Philip has been added to the list of people who died as a result of the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers.

The number of World Trade Center victims is now 2,751 (7/10/08).


As of September 10, 2007, the NYC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has announced that Felicia Dunn Jones has been added to the list of people who died as a result of the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers.

The number of World Trade Center victims is now 2,750 (9/10/07).