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 06 - Robbery, Extortion and Related Offences
Acts intended to unlawfully gain money, property or other thing of value from, or to cause detriment to, another person by using the threat of force or any other coercive measure.
062 Blackmail and Extortion
Subdivision 061 - Robbery
The unlawful taking of property, with intent to permanently deprive the owner of the property, from the immediate possession, control, custody or care of a person, accompanied by the use, and/or threatened use of immediate force or violence.
0612 Non-Aggravated Robbery
Demand money with menaces - where demand is made face-to-face and there are no further threats
A robbery involving any of the following aggravating circumstances:
Stealing with violence
Assault with intent to steal/rob
0612 Non-Aggravated Robbery
A robbery not involving any aggravating circumstances as defined in Group 0611, Aggravated Robbery.
Unarmed robbery not involving any aggravating circumstances
Demand money with menaces not involving any aggravating circumstances
Demand money/property with menaces via indirect means, e.g. a letter. This is coded to Group 0621, Blackmail and Extortion
Theft from a person without the use of force, threat of force or by putting the person in fear. This is coded to Group 0821, Theft from a Person (Excluding by Force)
Subdivision 062 - Blackmail And Extortion
The unlawful demanding with intent to gain money, property or any other benefit from, or with intent to cause detriment to, another person accompanied by the use of coercive measures, to be carried out at some point in the future if the demand is not met. This may also include the use and/or threatened use of face-to-face force or violence, provided there is a threat of continued violence if the demand is not met.
This subdivision is not further disaggregated.
Offences in this subdivision are classified into the following group:
Robbery which does not include threats of coercive measures to be carried out in the future
The unlawful demanding with intent to gain money, property or any other benefit from, or with intent to cause detriment to, another person accompanied by the use of coercive measures, to be carried out at some point in the future if the demand is not met. This may also include the use and/or threatened use of immediate force or violence.
Coercive measures include, but are not limited to, the threat of:
Demand money/property with menaces via indirect means e.g. letter
Demanding/taking property via immediate threat only where there is no further or continued threats made. This is coded to Subdivision 061, Robbery.
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