The NCIS New Zealand Mortality data series examines closed case external cause deaths due to injury and drug contribution reported to a New Zealand coroner. The series provides yearly data on each type of death to enable comparisons over time.

From the 2019 series onwards, the intentional self-harm fact sheet is no longer published as part of the New Zealand Mortality data series. Information about suicide in New Zealand can be found at the New Zealand Ministry of Health website.

About the data

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

For public access to New Zealand coronial recommendations, see the Coronial Services of New Zealand website.

Data sources

Data for these fact sheets was obtained from the NCIS. The data sets contain external cause deaths reported to a New Zealand coroner between 1 January and 31 December of the relevant calendar year where the coronial investigation had concluded. Population data was sourced from Statistics New Zealand. 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.


Content is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0), unless otherwise stated. Attribution must be provided to the National Coronial Information System (NCIS).

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