Group
Subdivision

082 Theft (except motor vehicles)

Latest release
Australian and New Zealand Standard Offence Classification (ANZSOC)
Reference period
2011

Subdivision 082 Theft (except motor vehicles)

The unlawful taking or obtaining of money, goods, services (other than from motor vehicles) or non-motorised vehicles, without the use of force, threat of force or violence, coercion or deception, with the intent to permanently deprive the owner or possessor of the use of the money or goods.

This subdivision is disaggregated on the basis of the type of theft that occurred.

For the purposes of this subdivision the definition of a vehicle (other than a motor vehicle) includes but is not limited to: tram, train, ship, aircraft, vessel or any other (non-motorised) vehicle.

Offences in this subdivision are classified into the following groups:

0821 Theft from a person (excluding by force)

0822 Theft of intellectual property

0823 Theft from retail premises

0829 Theft (except motor vehicles), nec

0821 Theft from a person (excluding by force)

The taking of money, personal goods or personal information from the immediate possession or control of a person without the use of force, threat of force or violence or putting the victim in fear.

Inclusions:

Pick pocketing

Bag snatching where no assault or threat takes place

Passport theft

Theft of deeds or bill of sale

Theft of cheques, credit cards and EFTPOS cards

Steal from residential premises where entry was lawfully gained

Exclusions:

Theft from a person with the use of force, threat of force or by putting the victim in fear. These are coded to Group 0611, Aggravated robbery; or Group 0612, Non-aggravated robbery.

Use of stolen cheques, credit cards and EFTPOS cards. These are coded to Group 0911, Obtain benefit by deception.

Use of stolen deeds or bill of sale. These are coded to Group 0911, Obtain benefit by deception.

Identity fraud (i.e. where stolen personal information is used to obtain a benefit). These are coded to Group 0911, Obtain benefit by deception.

0822 Theft of intellectual property

Theft, whether by photocopying, photographing, electronic or other means, of copyrights, patents or other intellectual property defined by legislation.

Inclusions:

Computer hacking involving theft of intellectual property

Computer software piracy

Industrial espionage not involving physical removal of property

Exclusions:

Computer hacking involving fraud. These are coded to Group 0911, Obtain benefit by deception.

Computer hacking involving property damage. These are coded to Group 1219, Property damage, nec.

Computer hacking involving breach of government security. These are coded to the relevant groups within Subdivision 155, Offences against government security.

Computer hacking not involving theft of intellectual property, fraud, property damage or breach of government security. These are coded to Group 1612, Offences against privacy.

0823 Theft from retail premises

Theft of goods for sale, other than motor vehicles, by avoiding payment for those goods. If a theft includes the taking of items for sale and items not for sale, such as tools, equipment or furnishings, it is included here, however if the theft only involves items not for sale, it is coded elsewhere.

Inclusions:

Shoplifting

Theft from market stalls

Theft from wholesale or factory retail outlets

Theft of retail goods

Exclusions:

Theft of motor vehicles from motor vehicle retailers. These are coded to Group 0811, Theft of a motor vehicle.

Leave a restaurant without paying. These are coded to Group 0829, Theft (except motor vehicles), nec.

Evade payment for services. These are coded to Group 0829, Theft (except motor vehicles), nec.

Theft from retail premises that only involves the taking of tools, equipment, furnishings or other items not for sale. These are coded to Group 0829, Theft (except motor vehicles), nec.

Illegal entry to a shop for the purposes of theft. These are coded to Group 0711, Unlawful entry with intent/burglary, break and enter.

Theft from a shop following an unlawful entry or burglary. These are coded to Group 0829, Theft (except motor vehicles), nec.

Dishonest conversion. These are coded to Group 0991, Dishonest conversion.

0829 Theft (except motor vehicles), nec

Theft, of money, goods or services, not elsewhere classified in Subdivision 082, Theft (except motor vehicles).

Inclusions:

Leave a restaurant without paying

Theft of another person’s vehicle, other than a motor vehicle

Illicit drug theft

Theft of weapons or explosives

Theft by avoiding payment

Fare evasion

Fuel drive-offs

Theft of electricity, gas or water

Evade payment for services

Theft from a retail premises that only involves the taking of tools, equipment, furnishings or other items not for sale

Theft of animals/livestock

Theft of a tram, train, ship, aircraft, vessel or any other (non-motorised) vehicle not included in the definition of motor vehicle at the beginning of this division

Exclusions:

Illegal entry to a shop for the purposes of theft. These are coded to Group 0711, Unlawful entry with intent/burglary, break and enter.

Dishonest conversion. These are coded to Group 0991, Dishonest conversion.

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