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 01 January 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 18,274 194 18,468 98.9
2004 19,026 270 19,296 98.6
2005 18,379 60 18,439 99.7
2006 17,365 212 17,577 98.8
2007 19,304 337 19,641 98.3
2008 21,521 338 21,859 98.5
2009 21,891 369 22,260 98.3
2010 20,504 261 20,765 98.7
2011 20,423 319 20,742 98.5
2012 20,564 255 20,819 98.8
2013 20,813 478 21,291 97.7
2014 21,498 714 22,212 97.8
2015 21,918 1,096 23,014 95.2
2016 22,066 835 22,901 96.4
2017 22,657 1,521 24,178 93.7
2018 20,325 3,601 23,926 84.9
2019 13,394 11,765 25,159 53.2
2020 5,624 20,742 26,366 21.3
Total 390,406 43,816 434,222 89.9

Table 2: Case closure figures by jurisdiction and case status

Jurisdiction Closed cases Open cases Total cases % Closed cases
NSW 99,962 8,419 108,381 92.2
VIC 89,542 17,109 106,651 84.0
QLD 51,239 6,190 57,429 89.2
SA 50,685 2,669 53,354 95.0
WA 36,825 2,769 39,594 93.0
TAS 9,472 787 10,259 92.3
NT 6,029 219 6248 96.5
ACT 6,347 204 6,551 96.9
NZ 40,305 5,450 45,755 88.1
Total 390,406 43,816 434,222 89.9

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.

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% 80%
VIC 94% 96% 98% 93%
QLD 95% 73% 50% 71%
SA 100% 1% 27% 91%
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)