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1234.0 - Australian Standard Offence Classification (ASOC), 1997  
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Contents >> Chapter 3: Definitions >> 05 Abduction and Related Offences

Division 05 - Abduction and Related Offences

Acts intended to unlawfully deprive another person of their freedom of movement against that person's will or against the will of any parent, guardian or other person having lawful custody or care of that person.

This division is further disaggregated on the basis of whether or not the person is unlawfully taken away.

Offences in this division are classified into the following subdivisions:

    051 Abduction, Kidnapping
    052 Deprivation of Liberty/False Imprisonment

Subdivision 051 - Abduction and Kidnapping

The unlawful taking away of another person against that person's will, or against the will of any parent, guardian or other person having lawful custody or care of that person.

This subdivision is not further disaggregated.

Offences in this subdivision are classified into the following group:

    0511 Abduction and Kidnapping

    0511 Abduction and Kidnapping
    The unlawful taking away of another person against that person's will, or against the will of any parent, guardian or other person having lawful custody or care of that person.

      Inclusions
      :
      Abduction with sexual intent
      Abduction with intent to marry
      Kidnapping for ransom/gain

      Exclusions
      :
      Taking of a hostage in a robbery/siege situation where the hostage is not transported to a different location. This is coded to Group 0521, Deprivation of Liberty/False Imprisonment

Subdivision 052 - Deprivation of Liberty/False Imprisonment

The unlawful detainment of another person against their will or against the will of any parent, guardian or other person having lawful custody or care of that person, and not involving the taking away of the person.

This subdivision is not further disaggregated.

Offences in this subdivision are classified into the following group:

    0521 Deprivation of Liberty/False Imprisonment

    0521 Deprivation of Liberty/False Imprisonment
    The unlawful detainment of another person against their will or against the will of any parent, guardian or other person having lawful custody or care of that person, and not involving the taking away of the person.

      Inclusions
      :
      Taking hostage(s) in a siege situation, provided that the hostage is not transported to a different location





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