CHANGES TO OFFENCE DATA
Offence data were first published for the Higher Courts for 2001-02; for the Magistrates' Courts for 2003-04; and for the Children's Courts for 2006-07. These data were based on the 1997 edition of the Australian Standard Offence Classification (ASOC97).
From the 2008-09 reference period, offence data from the Criminal Courts collection is based on the revised edition of the classification (ASOC08). Courts agencies in all states and territories migrated to the revised offence classification in 2008-09. In June 2011, ASOC08 was renamed as the Australian and New Zealand Standard Offence Classification (ANZSOC). No changes were made to the content of the classification.