Group
Division

12 Property damage and environmental pollution

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

Division 12 - Property damage and environmental pollution

The wilful and unlawful destruction, damage or defacement of public or private property, or the pollution of property or a definable entity held in common by the community.

For this division, ‘destruction’ means altering the property in any way so as to render it imperfect or inoperative.

This division is further disaggregated into subdivisions on the basis of whether property was damaged by pollution or by other means.

Offences in this division are classified into the following subdivisions:

121 Property damage

122 Environmental pollution

Exclusions:

Possess any object with intent to destroy or damage property. This should be coded to Group 1312, Criminal intent.

Threat to damage or destroy property. This should be coded to Group 0532, Threatening behaviour.

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