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 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 8,276 17 8,293 99.8%
2001 18,501 187 18,688 99.0%
2002 18,070 259 18,329 98.6%
2003 18,267 201 18,468 98.9%
2004 19,021 275 19,296 98.6%
2005 18,377 62 18,439 99.7%
2006 17,361 216 17,577 98.8%
2007 19,298 343 19,641 98.3%
2008 21,497 363 21,860 98.3%
2009 21,845 418 22,263 98.1%
2010 20,443 324 20,767 98.4%
2011 20,307 448 20,755 97.8%
2012 20,468 360 20,828 98.3%
2013 20,765 532 21,297 97.5%
2014 21,370 834 22,204 96.2%
2015 21,860 1,081 22,941 95.3%
2016 21,889 790 22,679 96.5%
2017 21,035 2,554 23,589 89.2%
2018 18,643 4,383 23,026 81.0%
2019 10,837 12,400 23,237 46.6%
2020 2,039 9,326 11,365 17.9%
Total 380,169 35,373 415,542 91.5%

Table 2: Case closure figures by jurisdiction and case status

Jurisdiction Closed cases Open cases Total cases % Closed cases
NSW 97,418 8,454 105,872 92.0%
VIC 87,174 16,112 103,286 84.4%
QLD 50,547 4,834 55,381 91.3%
SA 49,277 2,696 51,973 94.8%
WA 35,881 2,224 38,105 94.2%
TAS 9,184 689 9,873 93.0%
NT 5,913 194 6,107 96.8%
ACT 6,215 170 6,385 97.3%
NZ 38,560 Not available- see note 38,560 100%
Total 380,169 35373 415,542 91.5%

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.

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% 79%
VIC 93% 95% 98% 93%
QLD 96% 73% 49% 71%
SA 100% 1% 28% 93%
WA 100% 81% 91% 98%
TAS 98% 85% 93% 92%
NT 98% 94% 76% 98%
ACT 98% 94% 78% 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.

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)