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 1 October 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 21,522 336 21,858 98.5
2009 21,891 369 22,260 98.3
2010 20,499 261 20,760 98.7
2011 20,422 318 20,740 98.5
2012 20,567 251 20,818 98.8
2013 20,824 465 21,289 97.8
2014 21,518 680 22,198 96.9
2015 21,998 1,008 23,006 95.6
2016 22,188 695 22,883 97.0
2017 23,067 1,093 24,160 95.5
2018 21,486 2,332 23,818 90.2
2019 16,550 8,497 25,047 66.1
2020 10,745 14,010 24,755 43.4
2021 3,793 16,964 20,757 18.3
Total 404,277 48,794 453,071 89.2

Table 2: Case closure figures by jurisdiction and case status

Jurisdiction Closed cases Open cases Total cases % Closed cases
NSW 103,547 8,060 111,607 92.8
VIC 91,547 20,165 111,712 81.9
QLD 52,222 7,851 60,073 86.9
SA 52,976 2,482 55,458 95.5
WA 38,531 3,263 41,794 92.2
TAS 10,032 710 10,742 93.4
NT 6,255 227 6,482 96.5
ACT 6,431 416 6,847 93.9
NZ 42,736 5,620 48,356 88.4
Total 404,277 48,794 453,071 89.2

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 59% 78% 66% 80%
VIC 94% 96% 98% 93%
QLD 95% 74% 52% 72%
SA 100% 1% 26% 87%
WA 100% 80% 92% 97%
TAS 99% 85% 93% 93%
NT 98% 94% 78% 98%
ACT 98% 94% 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)