ProPublica is an independent, non-profit newsgroup with the aim of producing investigative journalism in the public interest. Post Mortem: Death Investigation in America, is a ProPublica investigation into coroner and medical examiner systems nationwide. The ProPublica Forensics API provides RESTful access to the Post Mortem data.
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The ProPublica Forensics API allows access to data from Propublica's investigation into the quality of autopsies across America. The API provides "state and county-level data about coroner and medical examiner systems in the United States." The RESTful API is available in JSON, XML and JSON-P formats. An astounding variety of data are available, from the ratio of autopsies to what is expected, to the number of uncertified pathologists working in a state or county system, and on and on.