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 July 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 8,275 18 8,293 99.8%
2001 18,476 212 18,688 98.9%
2002 18,033 296 18,329 98.4%
2003 18,255 214 18,469 98.8%
2004 19,000 296 19,296 98.5%
2005 18,369 70 18,439 99.6%
2006 17,345 240 17,585 98.6%
2007 19,258 387 19,645 98.0%
2008 21,414 451 21,865 97.9%
2009 21,759 517 22,276 97.7%
2010 20,327 446 20,773 97.9%
2011 20,219 541 20,760 97.4%
2012 20,334 504 20,838 97.6%
2013 20,589 765 21,354 96.4%
2014 21,124 1,144 22,268 94.9%
2015 21,356 1,716 23,072 92.6%
2016 20,686 2,250 22,936 90.2%
2017 16,350 8,158 24,508 66.7%
2018 10,248 13,953 24,201 42.3%
2019 1,764 11,291 13,055 13.5%
Total 353,181 43,469 396,650 89.0%

Table 2: Case closure figures by jurisdiction and case status

Jurisdiction Closed cases Open cases Total cases % Closed cases
NSW 90,159 10,879 101,038 89.2%
VIC 79,152 17,459 96,611 81.9%
QLD 48,498 4,496 52,994 91.5%
SA 46,858 2,448 49,306 95.0%
WA 33,090 2,291 35,381 93.5%
TAS 8,516 680 9,196 92.6%
NT 5,573 251 5,824 95.7%
ACT 5,782 240 6,022 96.0%
NZ 35,553 4,725 40,278 88.3%
Total 353,181 43,469 396,650 89.0%

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 95% 71% 46% 69%
SA 100% 1% 29% 96%
WA 100% 80% 91% 98%
TAS 98% 85% 92% 91%
NT 98% 94% 75% 98%
ACT 98% 94% 76% 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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