Australian Bureau of Statistics
1234.0 - Australian Standard Offence Classification (ASOC), 1997
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/10/1997
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Division 03 - Sexual Assault and Related Offences
Acts of a sexual nature against another person which are non-consensual or consent is proscribed.
032 Non-Assaultive Sexual Offences
Deception to procure sex
Regulated activities governing public order sexual standards (e.g. prostitution, censorship) as these offences do not involve an unwilling victim and therefore do not amount to an assault. These are coded to Subdivision 132, Regulated Public Order Activities
Sexual acts which do not require a specific victim (e.g. indecent exposure, lewdness, prowler). These are coded to Group 1325, Offences Against Public Order Sexual Standards
Consensual homosexual intercourse. Where this is prohibited by legislation it should be coded to Group 1325, Offences Against Public Order Sexual Standards
Sexual act not committed against a person (e.g. bestiality, necrophilia). These are coded to Group 1325, Offences Against Public Order Sexual Standards
Abduction for sexual purposes (where known). This is coded to Group 0511, Abduction and Kidnapping
Subdivision 031 - Sexual Assault
Physical contact of a sexual nature directed toward another person where that person does not give consent, gives consent as a result of intimidation or fraud, or consent is proscribed (i.e. the person is legally deemed incapable of giving consent because of youth, temporary/permanent (mental) incapacity or there is a familial relationship).
0312 Non-Aggravated Sexual Assault
Sexual assault, as defined in Subdivision 031, Sexual Assault, involving any of the following aggravating circumstances:
Unlawful sexual intercourse
Sexual assault not involving any of the aggravating circumstances as defined in Group 0311, Aggravated Sexual Assault.
Indecent assault not involving any aggravating circumstances
Subdivision 032 - Non-Assaultive Sexual Offences
Offences of a sexual nature against another person which do not involve physical contact with the person and where the person does not give consent, gives consent as a result of intimidation or fraud, or consent is proscribed (i.e. the person is legally deemed incapable of giving consent because of youth, temporary/permanent (mental) incapacity or there is a familial relationship).
0329 Non-Assaultive Sexual Offences, nec
0321 Non-Assaultive Sexual Offences Against a Child
Offences of a sexual nature against a person under the age of 16 years which involve the presence of that person but not physical contact with that person.
Procuring child for prostitution/pornography
Forcing a minor to witness an act of sexual intercourse
The production (not involving the presence of the child depicted), possession, distribution or display of child pornography. This is coded to Group 1323, Censorship Offences.
Offences involving physical contact. These are coded to Group 0311, Aggravated Sexual Assault.
Sexual offences against the person not elsewhere classified in Subdivision 032, Non-Assaultive Sexual Offences.
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