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 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 8,281 12 8,293 99.9%
2001 18,503 184 18,687 99.0%
2002 18,076 253 18,329 98.6%
2003 18,274 194 18,468 98.9%
2004 19,026 270 19,296 98.6%
2005 18,379 60 18,439 99.7%
2006 17,365 212 17,577 98.8%
2007 19,304 337 19,641 98.3%
2008 21,520 339 21,859 98.4%
2009 21,890 370 22,260 98.3%
2010 20,504 261 20,765 98.7%
2011 20,421 321 20,742 98.5%
2012 20,563 257 20,820 98.8%
2013 20,810 481 21,291 97.7%
2014 21,490 722 22,212 96.7%
2015 21,900 1,116 23,016 95.2%
2016 22,012 889 22,901 96.1%
2017 22,412 1,790 24,202 82.6%
2018 19,270 4,781 24,051 80.1%
2019 12,612 12,552 25,164 50.1%
2020 3,794 15,806 19,600 19.4%
Total 386,406 41,207 427,613 90.4%

Table 2: Case closure figures by jurisdiction and case status

Jurisdiction Closed cases Open cases Total cases % Closed cases
NSW 99,128 8,055 107,183 92.5%
VIC 88,537 16,559 105,096 84.2%
QLD 51,214 5,080 56,294 91.0%
SA 49,987 2,709 52,696 94.9%
WA 36,362 2,458 38,820 93.7%
TAS 9,348 733 10,081 92.7%
NT 5,983 193 6,176 96.9%
ACT 6,296 164 6,460 97.5%
NZ 39,551 5,256 44,807 88.3%
Total 386,406 41,207 427,613 90.4%

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% 77% 67% 80%
VIC 94% 96% 98% 93%
QLD 96% 73% 49% 71%
SA 100% 1% 27% 92%
WA 100% 81% 92% 98%
TAS 98% 85% 93% 92%
NT 98% 94% 77% 98%
ACT 98% 94% 78% 98%
NZ 99% 98% 85% 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)