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 9 January 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 18,484 204 18,688 98.9%
2002 18,040 289 18,329 98.4%
2003 18,256 212 18,468 98.9%
2004 19,010 286 19,296 98.5%
2005 18,369 70 18,439 99.6%
2006 17,356 224 17,580 98.7%
2007 19,286 355 19,641 98.2%
2008 21,482 380 21,862 98.3%
2009 21,838 426 22,264 98.1%
2010 20,416 352 20,768 98.3%
2011 20,254 502 20,756 97.6%
2012 20,372 465 20,837 97.8%
2013 20,628 714 21,342 96.6%
2014 21,228 1,018 22,246 95.4%
2015 21,648 1,307 22,955 94.3%
2016 21,646 1,025 22,671 95.5%
2017 20,619 3,032 23,651 87.2%
2018 16,579 6,462 23,041 72.0%
2019 8,188 14,968 23,156 35.4%
2020 522 4,981 5,503 9.5%
Total 372,497 37,289 409,786 90.9%

Table 2: Case closure figures by jurisdiction and case status

Jurisdiction Closed cases Open cases Total cases % Closed cases
NSW 94,293 10,772 105,065 89.7%
VIC 86,007 15,691 101,698 84.6%
QLD 49,951 4,764 54,715 91.3%
SA 48,743 2,616 51,359 94.9%
WA 34,612 2,290 36,902 93.8%
TAS 8,971 724 9,695 92.5%
NT 5,820 224 6,044 96.3%
ACT 6,094 208 6,302 96.7%
NZ 38,006 Not available- see note 38,006 100%
Total 372,497 37,289 409,786 90.9%

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 56% 77% 68% 79%
VIC 93% 95% 98% 93%
QLD 96% 72% 48% 70%
SA 99% 1% 28% 94%
WA 99% 81% 92% 98%
TAS 98% 85% 92% 92%
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.

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)