National Deaths in Custody Program: Deaths in custody in Australia 2013–14 and 2014–15


The National Deaths in Custody Program (NDICP) collects information on deaths that occurred in prison, in police custody and in custody-related operations throughout Australia. This report presents data on the number of deaths in custody that occurred during 2013–14 and 2014–15 and trend data on deaths in prison custody (from 1979–80) and police custody and custody-related operations (from 1989–90). As no deaths occurred in youth detention during the reporting period, these data are not presented.


  • Acknowledgements
  • Acronyms
  • Executive summary
  • Introduction
  • Deaths in prison custody
  • Deaths in police custody and custody-related operations
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Appendix