Australian Bureau of Statistics
1234.0.55.001 - National Offence Index, 2009
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 23/07/2009
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STRUCTURE OF NOI
Figure 1: Excerpt of NOI, showing the inclusion of the supplementary codes for ASOC Division 03 - Sexual Assault and Related Offences.
Conversely, a NOI ranking has not been assigned to an ASOC supplementary code if the group level offences of a particular subdivision or division hierarchy are spread throughout NOI rankings. For example, there is a significant difference in perceived seriousness between ASOC group level code 1011 - Import Illicit Drugs (ranked 14 in NOI), and 1042 - Use Illicit Drugs (ranked 125). Whilst supplementary codes at the subdivision level for illicit drug offences have been assigned throughout NOI, the supplementary code at the division level for illicit drugs (1000 - Illicit drug offences not further defined) have not been assigned a NOI ranking as the perceived seriousness cannot accurately be determined.
Application of this approach was considered for each ASOC supplementary code. In cases where the ASOC group level codes were not immediately adjacent, consideration was given to the types of offences that separated the relevant group level ASOC codes within the NOI rankings. Exceptions were made to this rule, provided the interleved groups were unlikely to co-occur and statistical outputs were unlikely to be affected.
Additionally, supplementary codes were not assigned a NOI ranking if a division comprised only one ASOC group code (e.g. Division 07 - Unlawful Entry with Intent).
Australian Standard Offence Classification (ASOC) 2008 (Second Edition) (cat. no. 1234.0)
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