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 April 2022.

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 8,281 11 8,292 99.9
2001 18,502 184 18,686 99.0
2002 18,075 252 18,327 98.6
2003 18,273 193 18,466 99.0
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 19,305 335 19,640 98.3
2008 21,535 323 21,858 98.5
2009 21,895 364 22,259 98.4
2010 20,500 260 20,760 98.7
2011 20,423 317 20,740 98.5
2012 20,567 250 20,817 98.8
2013 20,828 461 21,289 97.8
2014 21,526 672 22,198 97.0
2015 22,029 978 23,007 95.7
2016 22,258 626 22,884 97.3
2017 23,206 956 24,162 96.0
2018 21,818 1,995 23,813 91.6
2019 121,882 3,160 25,042 87.4
2020 12,460 12,096 24,556 50.7
2021 7,574 20,640 28,214 26.8
2022 271 7,332 7,603 3.6
Total 415,983 51,940 467,923 88.9

Table 2: Case closure figures by jurisdiction and case status

Jurisdiction Closed cases Open cases Total cases % Closed cases
NSW 105,504 9,367 114,871 91.8
VIC 96,336 18,686 115,022 83.8
QLD 52,758 10,121 62,879 83.9
SA 54,055 2,905 56,960 94.9
WA 39,569 3,591 43,160 91.7
TAS 10,348 781 11,129 93.0
NT 6,421 258 6,679 96.1
ACT 6,732 283 7,015 96.0
NZ 44,260 5,948 50,208 88.2
Total 415,983 51,940 467,923 88.9

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 Finding Autopsy Toxicology
NSW 59.0% 62.5% 78.0% 65.5%
VIC 93.5% 93.2% 96.0% 98.2%
QLD 92.6% 72.6% 74.1% 52.6%
SA 99.8% 85.1% 0.6% 25.3%
WA 99.7% 96.3% 80.8% 92.4%
TAS 98.6% 93.9% 85.4% 93.1%
NT 98.2% 97.8% 94.2% 78.1%
ACT 97.7% 97.0% 93.3% 79.0%
NZ 98.9% 99.1% 98.6% 86.4%

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)