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Contents >> Division 12 >> SUBDIVISION 121 PROPERTY DAMAGE

SUBDIVISION 121 PROPERTY DAMAGE

The wilful and unlawful destruction, damage or defacement of property excluding pollution.

For this subdivision, ‘property’ means something of a tangible nature, including money, land, conveyances or animals, capable of being owned either privately or publicly.

For this subdivision, ‘destruction’ means altering the property in any way so as to render it imperfect or inoperative, other than polluting.

This subdivision is further disaggregated on the basis of whether property damage occurred as a result of fire or explosion, or other means.

Offences in this subdivision are classified into the following groups:

    1211 Property damage by fire or explosion
    1212 Graffiti
    1219 Property damage, nec

    Inclusions:
    Damage or kill flora/fauna
    Property damage caused by a riot
    Tamper with a motor vehicle

    Exclusions:
    Desecrate graves/interfere with corpse. These are coded to Group 1319, Disorderly conduct, nec.


    1211 Property damage by fire or explosion

    Property damage caused by fire or explosion.

    Inclusions:
    Arson
    Malicious property damage by fire or explosion

    Exclusions:
    Malicious property damage not by fire or explosion. These are coded to Group 1219, Property damage, nec.


    1212 Graffiti

    Property damage caused by the application of substances (e.g. paint, posters and/or plastic, metal or wood based compounds) to the surface of the property.

    Inclusions:
    Graffiti/deface building
    Bill posting

    Exclusions:
    Vandalism. These are coded to Group 1219, Property damage, nec.


    1219 Property damage, nec

    Property damage other than by fire or explosion.

    Inclusions:
    Vandalism
    Sacrilege
    Kill/injure cattle or other animals
    Damage/obstruct mines
    Tamper with a motor vehicle (where no property is taken)
    Tamper with a fire hydrant
    Malicious property damage not by fire or explosion
    Industrial sabotage (e.g. a conscious action or inaction directed towards the damaging or destruction of the work environment.)
    Contaminate commercial goods
    Computer hacking involving property damage

    Exclusions:
    Graffiti/deface building. These are coded to Group 1212, Graffiti.
    Bill posting. These are coded to Group 1212, Graffiti.
    Malicious property damage by fire or explosion. These are coded to Group 1211, Property damage by fire or explosion.


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