Data contained on the NCIS is utilised by many organisations and research publications on a range of topics. Common to all is the mandate for community safety and death and injury prevention.

Below are links to some of the publications that utilise the coronial data contained on the NCIS. 

Annual Reports

The following organisations have access to the NCIS and produce annual reports on certain types of death.

Australian Institute of Criminology: Deaths in Custody

Australian Bureau of Statistics: Causes of Death

Safe Work Australia: Work-Related Traumatic Injury Fatalities

Royal Life Saving Society of Australia: National Drowning Report

Surf Life Saving Australia: National Coastal Safety Report

NSW Ombudsman: NSW Child Death Report

Research Publications

The following research publications cite NCIS data and have been categorised according to the main theme of the article.

Adverse Medical Effects

Jose, M. D. (et al.) (2017). Fatal Dialysis Vascular Access Hemorrhage. American Journal of Kidney Diseases.


Welton, R., Liew, D., & Braitberg, G. (2017). Incidence of fatal snake bite in Australia: A coronial based retrospective study (2000-2016). Toxicon. 

Drugs & Alcohol

Churruca, K., & Mitchell, R. (2017). Exploring coronial determination of intent for poisoning-related deaths in Australia, 2001-2013. BMC Public Health.

Darke, S., Lappin, J., Kaye, S., & Duflou, J. (2017). Clinical Characteristics of Fatal Methamphetamine-related Stroke: A National Study. Journal of Forensic Sciences.

Aitken, G. (et al.) (2017). Frequency of forensic toxicological analysis in external cause deaths among nursing home residents: an analysis of trends. Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology.

Intentional Self-Harm

Milner, A., Witt, K., Maheen, H., & LaMontagne, A. D. (2017). Access to means of suicide, occupation and the risk of suicide: a national study over 12 years of coronial data. BMC Psychiatry.

Milner, A., Maheen, H., Currier, D., & La Montagne, A. D. (2017). Male suicide among construction workers in Australia: a qualitative analysis of the major stressors precipitating death. BMC Public Health.

Kinchin, I., & Doran, C. M. (2017). The Economic Cost of Suicide and Non-Fatal Suicide Behavior in the Australian Workforce and the Potential Impact of a Workplace Suicide Prevention Strategy. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

Natural Causes

Grant, J. F., Chittleborough, C. R., Shi, Z., & Taylor, A. W. (2017). The association between A Body Shape Index and mortality: Results from an Australian cohort. PLoS ONE.

Turner, P. J. (et al.) (2017). Fatal Anaphylaxis: Mortality Rate and Risk Factors. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice.

Older Persons

Ibrahim, J. E. (et al.) (2017). Premature deaths of nursing home residents: an epidemiological analysis. The Medical Journal of Australia.

Transport Related

Beck, B. (et al.) (2017). Road safety: serious injuries remain a major unsolved problem. Medical Journal of Australia.

Water Related

Petrass, L. A., & Blitvich, J. (2017). Understanding Contributing Factors to Child Drownings in Public Pools in Australia: a Review of National Coronial Records. International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education.