This report marks the twentieth anniversary of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (RCIADIC) and thus, 20 years of monitoring deaths in custody by the Australian Institute of […]

The National Deaths in Custody Program has monitored the extent and nature of deaths occurring in prison, police custody and youth detention in Australia since 1980. The Australian Institute of […]

Deaths in custody, particularly Indigenous deaths, have been the subject of widespread public debate and concern for more than a decade since the undertaking of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal […]

Annual data from 1992 (retrospective data available from 1980 to 1992 and a 20-year review carried out in 2012). This is a statistical database relating to deaths in custody of […]

This guide documents the data of four studies, each of which investigated an aspect of the broader context of aboriginal deaths in custody. The first study (601) surveyed the characteristics […]


This report presents data on frequencies of deaths in prison custody, and police custody and custody-related operations. The report also presents information about the deceased person including their demographics and […]

Publishers: Department of Justice

This report presents the findings of Victoria’s first community-led Implementation Review of Recommendations from the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. The report summarises the self-assessment responses received from […]

Jump to: navigation, search The Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (RCIADIC) (1987?1991) was a Royal Commission appointed by the Australian Government in October 1987 to study and report […]

The Deaths Inside database contains detailed descriptions and categorisation of Indigenous deaths in custody from January 1 2008 onwards. The bulk of the data is compiled from coronial inquests, with […]

Authors: Edney, Richard

The release of this Review provides an assessment of the consequences of dispossession and how they manifest in continuing high rates of Indigenous representation in all stages of the Victorian […]