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 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 8,276 17 8,293 99.8%
2001 18,484 204 18,688 98.9%
2002 18,040 289 18,329 98.4%
2003 18,257 212 18,469 98.9%
2004 19,010 286 19,296 98.5%
2005 18,369 70 18,439 99.6%
2006 17,348 232 17,580 98.7%
2007 19,276 369 19,645 98.1%
2008 21,435 429 21,864 98.0%
2009 21,791 482 22,273 97.8%
2010 20,401 370 20,771 98.2%
2011 20,232 524 20,756 97.5%
2012 20,348 490 20,838 97.6%
2013 20,610 741 21,351 96.5%
2014 21,159 1,108 22,267 95.0%
2015 21,464 1,611 23,075 93.0%
2016 21,307 1,625 22,932 92.9%
2017 18,427 5,941 24,368 75.6%
2018 12,304 11,906 24,210 50.8%
2019 3,828 15,421 19,249 19.9%
Total 360,366 42,327 402,693 89.5%

Table 2: Case closure figures by jurisdiction and case status

Jurisdiction Closed cases Open cases Total cases % Closed cases
NSW 91,500 10,868 102,368 89.4%
VIC 81,945 16,484 98,429 83.3%
QLD 48,984 4,217 53,201 92.1%
SA 47,460 2,568 50,028 94.9%
WA 33,700 2,303 36,003 93.6%
TAS 8,675 689 9,364 92.6%
NT 5,630 264 5,894 95.5%
ACT 5,932 174 6,106 97.2%
NZ 36,540 4,760 41,300 88.5%
Total 360,366 42,327 402,693 89.5%

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 56% 76% 68% 78%
VIC 93% 95% 98% 93%
QLD 96% 71% 47% 69%
SA 100% 1% 28% 96%
WA 100% 81% 92% 98%
TAS 98% 85% 92% 91%
NT 98% 94% 76% 98%
ACT 98% 94% 77% 98%
NZ 99% 98% 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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