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 9 January 2020.

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 8,276 17 8,293 99.8%
2001 18,484 204 18,688 98.9%
2002 18,040 289 18,329 98.4%
2003 18,256 212 18,468 98.9%
2004 19,010 286 19,296 98.5%
2005 18,369 70 18,439 99.6%
2006 17,355 225 17,580 98.7%
2007 19,286 359 19,645 98.2%
2008 21,483 381 21,864 98.3%
2009 21,840 429 22,269 98.1%
2010 20,416 355 20,771 98.3%
2011 20,252 504 20,756 97.6%
2012 20,366 472 20,838 97.7%
2013 20,621 729 21,350 96.6%
2014 21,202 1,066 22,268 95.2%
2015 21,550 1,525 23,075 93.4%
2016 21,468 1,460 22,928 93.6%
2017 20,233 4,131 24,364 83.0%
2018 14,947 9,262 24,209 61.7%
2019 6,086 20,476 26,562 22.9%
Total 367,540 42,452 409,992 89.6%

Table 2: Case closure figures by jurisdiction and case status

Jurisdiction Closed cases Open cases Total cases % Closed cases
NSW 92,699 11,196 103,895 89.2%
VIC 84,983 15,278 100,261 84.8%
QLD 49,507 5,008 54,515 90.8%
SA 48,104 2,601 50,705 94.9%
WA 34,424 2,213 36,637 94.0%
TAS 8,849 689 9,538 92.8%
NT 5,725 254 5,979 95.8%
ACT 5,979 226 6,205 96.4%
NZ 37,270 4,987 42,257 88.2%
Total 367,540 42,452 409,992 89.6%

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.

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Document attachment

Table 3: Document attachment rates by jurisdiction and document type

Jurisdiction Police Autopsy Toxicology Finding
NSW 56% 77% 68% 79%
VIC 93% 95% 98% 93%
QLD 95% 72% 47% 70%
SA 100% 1% 28% 95%
WA 100% 81% 92% 98%
TAS 98% 85% 92% 91%
NT 98% 94% 76% 98%
ACT 98% 94% 77% 98%
NZ 99% 99% 84% 99%

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

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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.

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