This dataset includes all San Diego County accidental deaths, homicides, suicides, in-custody deaths, and a very small percentage of sudden or unexpected natural deaths in which the decedent had not seen a health care provider in the last 20 days of life.
The County of San Diego measures staffing in staff years. In concept, a staff year is one person working full-time for one year; it is equivalent to the hours per year a full-time employee is expected to work. A normal fiscal year equals 2,088 staff hours (occasionally 2,080 or 2,096 staff hours). Two workers, each working half that number of hours, together equal one staff year. County salaries and benefits are based on the number of staff years required to provide a service.