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 02 - Acts Intended to Cause Injury
Acts, excluding attempted murder and those resulting in death (Division 01), which are intended to cause non-fatal injury or harm to another person and where there is no sexual or acquisitive element.
029 Other Acts Intended to Cause Injury
Offences that involve reckless behaviour amounting to intentionality or malice
Sexual assault and related offences are excluded from this division as they are sufficiently distinct to form a separate division, Division 03, Sexual Assault and Related Offences
Dangerous or negligent acts causing or potentially causing harm are excluded from this division on the basis that there is not an intention to cause harm. These acts are sufficiently distinct to form a separate division, Division 04, Dangerous or Negligent Acts Endangering Persons. Should it not be possible to determine whether there was intent or not, the default is to code to Division 04
Subdivision 021 - Assault
The direct (and immediate/confrontational) infliction of force, injury or violence upon a person or persons or the direct (and immediate/confrontational) threat of force, injury or violence where there is an apprehension that the threat could be enacted.
0212 Non-Aggravated Assault
This subdivision specifically includes face-to-face threatening behaviour if it is believed that the threat could be enacted. Where the existence of aggravating circumstances cannot be determined then 021 applies
Ill-treatment of children/child neglect. These are coded to Group 0491, Neglect of Person Under Care
Hinder/obstruct police officers or justice officials. This is coded to Group 1522, Resist or Hinder Police Officer or Justice Official
Hinder/obstruct government officers involved in maintaining government security. This is coded to Subdivision 153, Offences Against Government Security
Threats to kill. These are coded to Group 1613, Threatening Behaviour
Use of force as part of a robbery unless specifically described as a separate offence of 'assault' or 'assault and robbery
An assault, as defined in Subdivision 021, Assault, involving any of the following aggravating circumstances:
Intentionally causing grievous bodily harm
0212 Non-Aggravated Assault
An assault not involving any aggravating circumstances as defined in Group 0211, Aggravated Assault.
Assault officer in execution of his/her duty
Subdivision 029 - Other Acts Intended To Cause Injury
Acts involving the indirect and non-confrontational infliction of harm, injury or violence upon a person. Acts which, though not intended to cause harm, actually or potentially result in injury to oneself or another person are coded to Division 4.
Other acts intended to cause injury not elsewhere classified in Division 02, Acts Intended To Cause Injury.
Administering illicit drugs
This group specifically excludes threatening behaviour. Where this action is direct (face-to-face) and it is believed that the threat could be enacted it constitutes assault and is coded to Subdivision 021, Assault. Where the action is not face-to-face it is coded to Group 1613, Threatening Behaviour
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