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Last updated 2 April 2019.

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 8,274 19 8,293 99.8%
2001 18,476 215 18,691 98.8%
2002 18,019 314 18,333 98.3%
2003 18,250 223 18,473 98.8%
2004 18,947 355 19,302 98.2%
2005 18,366 74 18,440 99.6%
2006 17,343 242 17,585 98.6%
2007 19,252 398 19,650 98.0%
2008 21,413 458 21,871 97.9%
2009 21,745 542 22,287 97.6%
2010 20,305 474 20,779 97.7%
2011 20,212 557 20,769 97.3%
2012 20,323 516 20,839 97.5%
2013 20,576 787 21,363 96.3%
2014 21,075 1,208 22,283 94.6%
2015 21,257 1,834 23,091 92.1%
2016 20,122 2,857 22,979 87.6%
2017 14,774 9,764 24,583 60.2%
2018 8,125 16,126 24,251 33.5%
2019 248 6,352 6,600 3.8%
Total 347,102 43,315 390,417 88.9%

Table 2: Case closure figures by jurisdiction and case status

Jurisdiction Closed cases Open cases Total cases % Closed cases
NSW 88,605 11,255 99,860 88.7%
VIC 77,829 17,105 94,934 82.0%
QLD 47,852 4,345 52,197 91.7%
SA 46,171 2,467 48,638 94.9%
WA 32,396 2,333 34,729 93.3%
TAS 8,401 619 9,020 93.1%
NT 5,496 253 5,749 95.6%
ACT 5,631 298 5,292 95.0%
NZ 34,721 4,640 39,361 88.2%
Total 347,102 4,315 390,417 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.

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Document attachment

Table 3: Document attachment rates by jurisdiction and document type

Document type
Jurisdiction Police Autopsy Toxicology Finding
NSW 55% 76% 68% 72%
VIC 93% 95% 98% 93%
QLD 96% 70% 45% 68%
SA 100% 0% 29% 96%
WA 100% 79% 91% 98%
TAS 98% 84% 92% 91%
NT 97% 94% 75% 98%
ACT 98% 93% 75% 98%
NZ 99% 98% 83% 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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