Group
Subdivision

133 Offensive conduct

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

Subdivision 133 Offensive conduct

Offences involving personal conduct that is deemed offensive to members of the public.

This subdivision is further disaggregated on the basis of the type of offensive conduct.

Offences in this subdivision are classified into the following groups:

1331 Offensive language

1332 Offensive behaviour

1333 Vilify or incite hatred on racial, cultural, religious or ethnic grounds

1334 Cruelty to animals

1331 Offensive language

The use of abusive, invective or improper verbal language that is likely to be considered offensive by another person.

1332 Offensive behaviour

Behaviour of a non-verbal kind that is likely to be considered offensive by another person.

Inclusions:

Vagrancy

Begging

Public drunkenness

Coarse forms of gesticulation

Engage in intercourse in front of a minor/child (unless there is an intent to force the child to watch)

Busk without a permit

Exclusions:

Force a minor/child to witness an act of sexual intercourse. These are coded to Group 0321, Non-assaultive sexual offences against a child.

1333 Vilify or incite hatred on racial, cultural, religious or ethnic grounds

Offences involving the incitement of hatred towards, serious contempt for, or severe ridicule of, a person or group of persons on the grounds of their race, culture, religion or ethnicity.

Exclusions:

Vilify or incite hatred resulting in physical harm. These are coded to Division 02, Acts intended to cause injury.

Vilify or incite hatred resulting in property damage. These are coded to Division 12, Property damage and environmental pollution.

1334 Cruelty to animals

An act that causes suffering, pain, harm, or puts an animal's life in danger or causes death. It can be in the form of neglect to tame animals by not giving food and water or training animals by use of physical force.

Inclusions:

Unlawfully use animal

Breach cruelty to animal legislation

Exclusions:

Flora and fauna offences. These are coded to Group 1691 Environmental regulation offences.

Bestiality. These are coded to Group 1325, Offences against public order sexual standards.

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