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Published Statistics and Research Reports on Deaths in Custody

Corporate Research, Evaluation and Statistics (CRES) collects, analyses, interprets and disseminates information to assist Corrective Services NSW (CSNSW) planning, policy formulation and operational management. It also provides an information, analysis and advice service to the Minister for Justice and responds to requests from outside CSNSW.

The following are links to statistics and reports already published in the public arena.

  • Statistical Report, 2010/11  - see 'Table 20 -  Trends in deaths in NSW correctional custody by cause of death and Aboriginality, 1987/88 to 2010/11'
  • Report on Government Services 2012   - see PAGE 15 to 17 of Chapter 8 'Corrective Services' of Report on Government Services 2012 (shows inmate deaths for all States/Territories from apparent unnatural causes)
  • Report on Government Services 2012 - see Chapter 8 'Corrective Services - ATTACHMENTS' of Report on Government Services 2012
    1. PAGE 76 - Table 8A.15 - shows deaths for all States/Territories from apparent unnatural causes, by Indigenous status, 2010-11, per 100 prisoners/detainees
    2. PAGE 77 - Table 8A.16 - shows deaths for all States/Territories from apparent unnatural causes, by year (2006-07 to 2010-11) and Indigenous Status, per 100 prisoners/detainees
    3. PAGE 90 - Table 8A.26 - shows number of deaths for NSW from apparent unnatural causes, from apparent natural causes, from unknown causes, by year (2006-07 to 2010-11) and Indigenous Status
    4. PAGE 90 - Table 8A.26 - shows apparent unnatural death rate for NSW by year (2006-07 to 2010-11) and Indigenous Status