The NCIS provides statistics about case closure and document attachment figures. This information can assist users in interpreting search results. Statistics are updated quarterly.

Last updated 7 July 2021.

Case closure

Table 1: Case closure figures by year of notification and case status

Year of notification Closed cases Open cases Total cases % Closed cases
2000 8,280 12 8,292 99.9
2001 18,502 184 18,686 99.0
2002 18,074 253 18,327 98.6
2003 18,272 194 18,466 98.9
2004 19,025 271 19,296 98.6
2005 18,379 59 18,438 99.7
2006 17,371 205 17,576 98.8
2007 19,304 337 19,641 98.3
2008 21,520 338 21,858 98.5
2009 21,891 369 22,260 98.3
2010 20,498 262 20,760 98.7
2011 20,422 318 20,740 98.5
2012 20,566 252 20,818 98.8
2013 20,821 468 21,289 97.8
2014 21,507 692 22,199 96.9
2015 21,976 1,031 23,007 95.5
2016 22,141 744 22,885 96.7
2017 22,958 1,207 24,165 95.0
2018 21,281 2,558 23,839 89.3
2019 15,297 9,766 25,063 61.0
2020 9,316 15,850 25,166 37.0
2021 1,779 12,495 14,274 12.5
Total 399,180 47,865 447,045 89.3

Table 2: Case closure figures by jurisdiction and case status

Jurisdiction Closed cases Open cases Total cases % Closed cases
NSW 102,099 8,692 110,791 92.2
VIC 90,700 19,249 109,949 82.5
QLD 51,903 7,307 59,210 87.7
SA 52,083 2,622 54,705 95.2
WA 38,055 3,120 41,175 92.4
TAS 9,806 761 10,567 92.8
NT 6,181 204 6,385 96.8
ACT 6,407 343 6,750 94.9
NZ 41,946 5,567 47,513 88.3
Total 399,180 47,865 447,045 89.3

New Zealand data upload is restricted to closed cases.  Statistics on open cases are provided by Coronial Services of New Zealand for statistical purposes only.

CASE CLOSURE STATISTICS (PDF)

Document attachment

Table 3: Document attachment rates by jurisdiction and document type

Jurisdiction Police Autopsy Toxicology Finding
NSW 58% 78% 66% 80%
VIC 94% 96% 98% 93%
QLD 95% 74% 51% 72%
SA 100% 1% 26% 88%
WA 100% 80% 92% 97%
TAS 99% 85% 93% 92%
NT 98% 94% 77% 98%
ACT 98% 93% 78% 98%
NZ 99% 99% 86% 99%

Note: only cases where a particular document type was produced have been included in the preparation of this data.

ATTACHMENT STATISTICS (PDF)

ICD-10 coding

The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes are provided to the NCIS annually by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and New Zealand Ministry of Health.

ICD-10 CODE STATISTICS (PDF)