Deaths in custody in Australia

The National Deaths in Custody Program (NDICP) has monitored the extent and nature of deaths occurring in prison, police custody and youth detention since 1980. The NDICP was established at the Australian Institute of Criminology in 1992 in response to recommendation 41 by the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. The NDICP is supported by a steering group.

There have been 540 Indigenous deaths in custody since the Royal Commission.