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Coroners Court - Case initiations and closures
The data provides a breakdown of cases initiated, closure, comparison and referrals from the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

Sheet 1 (Sheet1)

Case initiations and closures
2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12
Cases Opened 6341 5311 4857 5029
Cases Closed 4728 5573 5586 4949**
Case clearance rate (cases opened/cases closed) 1% 1% 1% 98%*
Number of cases referred to the court by the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages 787 742 657 680
*The court s clearance rate has dropped below 100% as a result of staffing reductions associated with the SGI. The clearance rate is an indicator of the court s operational efficiency and it backlog. If a court has a rate of 100 per cnet it indicates it is breaking even in terms of managing its workload. If the finalisation rate is greater than 100 per cent it means the court is managing its workload and addressing its backlog. If the finalisation rate is less than 100 per cent, it means the court is getting behing in its workload and adding to its backlog
** Of the total cases closed, 329 did not result in a formal finding being made by a coroner, although often still required a considerable level of investigation by the court.These include deaths where a coroner made a determination that the death was not reportable and subsequently discontinued the investigation under Section 16 ofthe Act. The figure also includes remains found to be non-human and reviewable death investigations that have already already been counted as reportable.


** Note : This website is not related to the State of Victoria, Australia.
*** Note : Data is collected from different departments and is made available to you in a presentable format

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