The NCIS welcomes media enquiries for statistics on coronial data.
The following resources are available now:
The coronial process
The primary role of the coroner is to establish the identity of the deceased person, determine the cause of death, and, where appropriate, make recommendations with the aim of preventing similar deaths in the future.
The coronial process varies in each jurisdiction. For a list of coroner’s court websites, see links.
The NCIS contains data about fatalities. It does not contain data about non-fatal injuries.
The NCIS can prepare data reports for the media upon request. NCIS data reports present aggregate, statistical data based on the specifications of the request. Data reports do not contain identifying information and the NCIS reserves the right to group certain data breakdowns to ensure the information is sufficiently de-identified.
About the data
The NCIS’ ability to report on recent data is influenced by the duration of the coronial process and the time taken to finalise cases. The NCIS is currently reporting on data up until 31 December 2016.
For more information on NCIS data, see about the data.
There is a cost recovery fee for the provision of a data report. The service is charged at an hourly rate of $165 (GST inclusive). A quote will be provided prior to any work being commenced by the NCIS.
Report preparation and approval can take up to three weeks from acceptance of the quote.
The release of all data reports is subject to the approval of the relevant State or Chief Coroner. The NCIS facilitates this approval process.
Seeking comment in relation to coronial data
The NCIS does not provide comment or advice on any perceived mortality trends.
To submit a data request, see request a data report.