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1234.0 - Australian and New Zealand Standard Offence Classification (ANZSOC), 2011  
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Contents >> Division 02 >> SUBDIVISION 021 ASSAULT

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.

This subdivision is further disaggregated on the basis of whether or not the assault involved injury, or other circumstances.

Offences in this subdivision are classified into the following groups:

    0211 Serious assault resulting in injury
    0212 Serious assault not resulting in injury
    0213 Common assault

    Inclusions:
    This subdivision specifically includes face-to-face threatening behaviour if it is believed that the threat could be enacted
    Administer drugs with intent to assault

    Exclusions:
    Ill-treatment of children/child neglect. These are coded to Group 0491, Neglect or ill treatment of persons under care.
    Hinder/obstruct police officers or justice officials. These are coded to Group 1562, Resist or hinder police officer or justice official.
    Hinder/obstruct government officers involved in maintaining government security. These are coded to Group 1551, Resist or hinder government officer concerned with government security.
    Threats to murder or injure that are not face-to-face where there is no belief that the threat could be enacted (i.e. those not constituting assault). These are coded to Group 0532, Threatening behaviour.
    Use of force as part of a robbery unless specifically described as a separate offence of ‘assault’. These are coded to the relevant groups within Subdivision 061, Robbery.
    Assault with intent to commit a sexual act. These are coded to the relevant groups within Subdivision 031, Sexual assault.


    0211 Serious assault resulting in injury
    The direct (and immediate/confrontational) infliction of force, injury or violence upon a person or persons resulting in an
    injury. For the purposes of this group, injury includes, but is not limited to:
    • grievous bodily harm;
    • actual bodily harm;
    • wounding;
    • severe mental behavioural disturbance or disorder; or
    • loss of a foetus.

    Inclusions:
    Deliberate transmission of a grievous bodily disease
    Torture
    Assault with intent to injure

    Exclusions:
    Common assault. These are coded to Group 0213, Common assault.
    Driving causing grievous bodily harm. These are coded to Group 0412, Dangerous or negligent operation (driving) of a vehicle.
    Threat of assault (where there is a belief that the threat could be enacted). These are coded to Group 0212, Serious assault not resulting in injury.
    Serious assault where injury is not determined. These are coded to Group 0212, Serious assault not resulting in injury.
    Child neglect. These are coded to Group 0491, Neglect or ill treatment of person under care.


    0212 Serious assault not resulting in injury
    The direct (and immediate/confrontational) infliction of force or violence upon a person or persons not resulting in an
    injury.
    These incidents include, but are not limited to, any of the following circumstances:
    • Committed in company;
    • Use of a weapon;
    • Committed against a vulnerable victim;
    • Committed against a pregnant female;
    • Committed against a prison officer, police officer or other justice official;
    • Involved more than one victim;
    • Part of a planned or organised criminal activity; or
    • Any aggravating circumstance specified by state or territory criminal legislation.

    Inclusions:
    Threats to kill that are face-to-face and where there is an apprehension that the threat could be enacted
    Threats to assault that are face-to-face and where there is an apprehension that the threat could be enacted
    Serious assault where injury is not determined

    Exclusions:
    Serious assault resulting in injury. These are coded to Group 0211, Serious assault resulting in injury.
    Threats to murder or injure that are not face-to-face where there is no belief that the threat could be enacted (i.e. those not constituting assault). These are coded to Group 0532, Threatening behaviour.


    0213 Common assault

    An assault not involving any of the circumstances defined in Group 0211 and Group 0212.

    Exclusions:
    An assault committed against a police officer, justice official, prison officer etc. These are coded to Group 0212, Serious assault not resulting in injury.



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