The NCIS Mortality data series examines closed case external cause deaths due to injury, drug contribution and intentional self-harm reported to an Australian coroner. The series provides yearly data on each type of death to enable comparisons over time.

About the data

The NCIS Mortality data series is published annually. The series for deaths reported in 2020 is due for release in mid-2023.

For public access to Australian coronial recommendations, see NCIS Fatal facts.

Data sources

Data for these fact sheets was obtained from the NCIS. The data sets contain external cause deaths reported to an Australian coroner between 1 January and 31 December of the relevant calendar year where the coronial investigation had concluded. Population data was sourced from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. See explanatory notes for information on data sources and limitations. For further data, request a data report.

Reporting on suicide

Any reproduction or reporting on these fact sheets or the data contained within should be aligned with the guidelines provided by Mindframe regarding reporting of suicide.


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