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1234.0 - Australian and New Zealand Standard Offence Classification (ANZSOC), 2011  
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Contents >> Division 11 >> SUBDIVISION 112 REGULATED WEAPONS/EXPLOSIVES OFFENCES

SUBDIVISION 112 REGULATED WEAPONS/EXPLOSIVES OFFENCES

Offences relating to weapons/explosives that are legalised or regulated by legislation.

This subdivision is further disaggregated on the basis of whether the regulated weapons/explosives are trafficked or unlawfully obtained/misused.

Offences in this subdivision are classified into the following groups:

    1121 Unlawfully obtain or possess regulated weapons/explosives
    1122 Misuse of regulated weapons/explosives
    1123 Deal or traffic regulated weapons/explosives offences
    1129 Regulated weapons/explosives offences, nec

    Inclusions:
    Offences relating to the sale, possession and/or use of regulated weapons/explosives

    Exclusions:
    Offences relating to prohibited or banned weapons/explosives. These are coded to the relevant groups within Subdivision 111, Prohibited weapons/explosives offences.


    1121 Unlawfully obtain or possess regulated weapons/explosives

    Unlawfully obtain or possess regulated weapons/explosives, excluding theft of regulated weapons/explosives.

    Inclusions:
    Possess firearm without licence/permit
    Possess unregistered firearm
    Purchase firearm/ammunition without permit

    Exclusions:
    Supply false documentation to get a licence/permit. These are coded to Group 0922, Forgery of documents.
    Theft of any weapons/explosives. These are coded to Group 0829, Theft (except motor vehicles), nec.


    1122 Misuse of regulated weapons/explosives

    Offences relating to the operation or handling of legal or regulated weapons/explosives.

    Inclusions:
    Discharge offences (e.g. discharge at prohibited times or places)
    Storage offences (e.g. fail to secure firearm, carry weapons dangerously or concealed)
    Unlawful use (e.g. possess a weapon with intent to commit an offence)
    Lend a weapon to a minor/unlicensed person
    Unlawfully modify or alter regulated weapons, where this results in the creation of a weapon capable of being registered, regardless of whether or not it is actually registered

    Exclusions:
    Weapons/explosives sales offences. These are coded to Group 1123, Deal or traffic regulated weapons/explosives.
    Manufacture prohibited weapons, or modify or alter regulated weapons to create prohibited weapons. These are coded to Group 1119, Prohibited weapons/explosives offences, nec.


    1123 Deal or traffic regulated weapons/explosives

    Offences relating to the exchange (selling or trafficking) of regulated weapons/explosives.

    Inclusions:
    Dispose/sell firearm or ammunition to an unlicensed person
    Sell firearms/ammunition without a dealers licence
    Unlicensed importing/exporting of regulated weapons/explosives
    Take regulated weapons/explosives across state/territory borders unlawfully

    Exclusions:
    Dealer’s licence offences that do not relate specifically to the buying or selling of weapons/explosives. These are coded to Group 1129, Regulated weapons/explosives offences, nec.
    Offences relating to importing or exporting prohibited weapons/explosives. These are coded to Group 1111, Import or export prohibited weapons/explosives.


    1129 Regulated weapons/explosives offences, nec

    Regulated weapons/explosives offences not elsewhere classified in Subdivision 112, Regulated weapons/explosives offences.

    Inclusions:
    Registration offences by licensed owner (e.g. failing to notify change of address)
    Registration offences by dealers (e.g. failing to display licence on premises, not keeping register)
    Offences relating to the manufacture or modification of regulated weapons/explosives
    Dealer’s licence offences that do not relate specifically to the buying or selling of weapons/explosives

    Exclusions:
    Theft of any weapons/explosives. These are coded to Group 0829, Theft (except motor vehicles), nec.


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