NCIS mortality publications

Reportable Deaths in Australian and New Zealand Coronial Jurisdictions

The National Coronial Information System (NCIS) has created this document to compare definitions of ‘reportable death’ in Coroners Acts across Australia and New Zealand.  The document is intended to be a resource for all NCIS users which can assist in the accurate interpretation of mortality data.

The document is current as of 21/12/2015.  While every effort is being made to update the comparison table periodically as legislative changes occur, the Department of Justice and Regulation accepts no liability for any loss or damage that may arise from any use of or reliance on the data.

The NCIS Unit would like to thank all Australian jurisdictions and the New Zealand Chief Coroner’s Office for their assistance with the preparation of this comparison table.

If you have any feedback, please contact the NCIS unit on ncis@ncis.org.au

Intentional Self-Harm among Emergency Services Personnel

Contains statistics on Intentional Self-Harm fatalities among Emergency Services Personnel reported to an Australian Coroner between 2000-2012. ‘Emergency Services Personnel’ refers to people in the occupations of police, fire and ambulance services. (Published June 2015)

Opioid Related Deaths in Australia 2007-2011

Contains statistics on opioid deaths reported to an Australian Coroner between 2007-2011. Includes recommendations made by Australian Coroners regarding opioids. This fact sheet is an update to the data published in May 2013. (Published August 2014)

Jetski Deaths 2000-2012

Contains statistics on fatalities involving jetskis reported to an Australian Coroner between 2000-12 and also contains coronial recomendations about deaths involving Jetskis. (Published December 2013)

Fentanyl misuse related deaths - ***updated data*** (July 2000-December 2012)

An update to a previous report.  Contains summary data and recommendations made by an Australian Coroner on Fentanyl misuse deaths.  (Published October 2013)

Opioid Related Deaths In Australia 2007-2009

Contains statistics on opioid deaths reported to an Australian Coroner between 2007-09 and also contains recommendations made by Australian Coroners regarding opioids. (Published May 2013)

Fentanyl misuse related deaths July 2000-July 2012

Summary data and recommendations made by an Australian Coroner can be found in this publication. (Published October 2012)

Deaths in Emergency Lanes

Summary data, case summaries and safety recommendations can be found in this publication. (Published January 2011)

Electrocution related deaths

Summary data, recommendations made by an Australian Coroner, case summaries, safety tips, and research reports about electrocution deaths can be found in this publication. (Published January 2012)

Alcohol Involved Deaths of Young People

This fact sheet contains information about deaths reported to a Coroner between 2003 and 2006 of those aged 13-25 years with a BAC of greater than or equal to 0.05g/100mL.

Animal Related Deaths

This publication outlines trends and patterns surrounding deaths identified on the NCIS database where an animal was coded as an object involved in the death. (Last updated March 2011)

House Fires

This publication outlines some trends and patterns surrounding surroundind data from the NCIS database where an individual died as a result of a residential fire. (Published May 2007)

Household Maintenance

This publication outlines some trends and patterns surrounding data from the NCIS database where Household Maintenance was the activity at the time of the incident that lead to death. (Published July 2005)

Product Related

This publication provides a sample overview of deaths contributed to by a faulty, misused or poorly maintained consumer product (as identified on the NCIS database).  (Published October 2007)

SIDS

This publication summarises information about cases contained on the NCIS where the deceased was aged up to 2 years (0 – 23 months inclusive) and died suddenly as a result of unascertained causes, commonly referred to as ‘Sudden Infant Death Syndrome’ (SIDS). (Published August 2007)