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1234.0 - Australian Standard Offence Classification (ASOC), 1997  
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Contents >> Chapter 3: Definitions >> 11 Weapons and Explosives Offences

Division 11 - Weapons and Explosives Offences

Offences involving weapons and explosives. Those offences also involving assault, sexual assault or robbery are coded to 0211, Aggravated Assault, 0311, Aggravated Sexual Assault and 0611, Aggravated Robbery respectively.

This division is further disaggregated into subdivisions on the basis of whether or not the weapons and/or explosives are prohibited or simply regulated.

Offences in this division are classified into the following subdivisions:

    111 Prohibited Weapons/Explosives Offences
    112 Regulated Weapons/Explosives Offences

    Exclusions:
    Theft of any weapons/explosives. This is coded to Group 0829, Theft (Except Motor Vehicles), nec


Subdivision 111 - Prohibited Weapons/Explosives Offences

Offences relating to weapons or explosives which are prohibited under legislation.

This subdivision is disaggregated on the basis of type of activity related to prohibited weapons/explosives.

Offences in this subdivision are classified into the following groups:

    1111 Import or Export Prohibited Weapons/Explosives
    1112 Sell, Possess and/or Use Prohibited Weapons/Explosives
    1119 Prohibited Weapons/Explosives Offences, nec

    Exclusions
    :
    Offences relating to regulated or restricted weapons/explosives. These are coded to Subdivision 112, Regulated Weapons/Explosives Offences
    1111 Import or Export Prohibited Weapons/Explosives
    The importing or exporting of prohibited weapons/explosives into/out of Australia.

      Exclusions
      :
      Offences relating to the importing or exporting of regulated or restricted weapons/explosives. These are coded to Group 1123, Deal or Traffic Regulated Weapons/Explosives Offences
    1112 Sell, Possess and/or Use Prohibited Weapons/Explosives
    The possession, sale and/or use of prohibited weapons/explosives.

      Exclusions
      :
      Offences relating to the sale, possession or use of regulated or restricted weapons/explosives. These are coded to Subdivision 112, Regulated Weapons/Explosives Offences
    1119 Prohibited Weapons/Explosives Offences, nec
    Prohibited weapons/explosives offences not elsewhere classified in Subdivision 111, Prohibited Weapons/Explosives Offences.

      Inclusions
      :
      The manufacture or modification of prohibited weapons/explosives

      Exclusions
      :
      Offences relating to the manufacture or modification of regulated or restricted weapons/explosives. These are coded to Group 1129, Regulated Weapons/Explosives Offences, nec
      Theft of any weapons/explosives. This is coded to Group 0829, Theft (Except Motor Vehicles)


Subdivision 112 - Regulated Weapons/Explosives Offences

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

This subdivision is disaggregated on the basis as to whether 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

    Exclusions:
    Offences relating to prohibited or banned weapons/explosives. These are coded to 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. This is coded to Group 0919, Fraud, nec
      Theft of any weapons/explosives. This is 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 weapon with intent to commit offence)
      Lending to minor/unlicensed person
      The unlawful modifying or altering of 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
      The manufacturing of prohibited weapons, or the modifying or altering of 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
    Offences relating to the exchange (selling or trafficking) of regulated weapons/explosives, excluding dealer's licence offences which do not relate specifically to the buying or selling of weapons/explosives.

      Inclusions
      :
      Disposing/selling firearm or ammunition to unlicensed person
      Sell firearms/ammunition without a dealers licence
      Unlicensed importing/exporting of regulated weapons/explosives
      Taking regulated weapons/explosives across State/Territory borders unlawfully

      Exclusions
      :
      Offences relating to the importing or exporting of 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 of change of address)
      Registration offences by dealers (e.g. failing to display license on premises, and not keeping register)

      Exclusions
      :
      Theft of any weapons/explosives. This is coded to Group 0829, Theft (Except Motor Vehicles), nec





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