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 2021.

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 18,273 194 18,467 98.9
2004 19,026 270 19,296 98.6
2005 18,379 60 18,439 99.7
2006 17,364 212 17,576 98.8
2007 19,304 337 19,641 98.3
2008 21,520 338 21,858 98.5
2009 21,891 369 22,260 98.3
2010 20,503 260 20,763 98.7
2011 20,421 319 20,740 98.5
2012 20,566 253 20,819 98.8
2013 20,817 474 21,291 97.8
2014 21,502 709 22,211 96.8
2015 21,941 1,073 23,014 95.3
2016 22,118 781 22,899 96.6
2017 22,872 1,314 24,186 94.6
2018 21,059 2,847 23,906 88.1
2019 14,202 10,927 25,129 56.5
2020 7,621 17,798 25,419 30.0
2021 472 6,507 6.979 6.8
Total 394,711 45,491 440,202 89.7

Table 2: Case closure figures by jurisdiction and case status

Jurisdiction Closed cases Open cases Total cases % Closed cases
NSW 100,969 8,476 109,445 92.3
VIC 90,204 18,109 108,313 83.3
QLD 51,562 6,511 58,073 88.8
SA 51,457 2,587 54,044 95.2
WA 37,265 2,965 40,230 92.6
TAS 9,570 843 10,413 91.9
NT 6,124 193 6,317 96.9
ACT 6,364 260 6,624 96.1
NZ 41,196 5,547 46,743 88.1
Total 394,711 45,491 440,202 89.7

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% 66% 80%
VIC 94% 96% 98% 93%
QLD 95% 73% 50% 72%
SA 100% 1% 27% 89%
WA 100% 80% 92% 97%
TAS 98% 84% 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)