Welcome to the Deaths in Custody Project Website

We are pleased to be able to share our data with you, but there are a few things we need to tell you about it:

  • Our dataset only includes information on deaths in custody that is publicly available on Coroners’ websites (go to the ‘Links’ page for further information).
  • Some Coroners’ offices have made their inquest findings available for many years (eg. Queensland). Others have only been making their inquest findings available for a few years (eg. NSW). And not all Coroners’ offices make all of their inquest findings available – some only publish a select few.
  • This Project is a work in progress, so there may be some minor errors.

Thank you, and we hope you find this helpful.