The Crime Statistics Agency (CSA) has developed this offence classification to assist in the production and analysis of summary crime and justice statistics in Victoria. It is largely based on the structure and principles of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Offence Classification (ANZSOC) produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, and has been modified to suit the legislative environment in Victoria.
The classification is comprised of three levels: divisions (the broadest level), subdivisions (the intermediate level) and groups (the finest level).
The following table outlines the offence divisions and subdivisions. For more information, and for the full offence classification, please see the Word/PDF document and Excel table below.
CSA Offence Division
CSA Offence Subdivision
|A Crimes against the person||A10 Homicide and related offences|
|A20 Assault and related offences|
|A30 Sexual offences|
|A40 Abduction and related offences|
|A60 Blackmail and extortion|
|A70 Stalking, harassment and threatening behaviour|
|A80 Dangerous and negligent acts endangering people|
|B Property and deception offences||B10 Arson|
|B20 Property damage|
|B30 Burglary/Break and enter|
|C Drug offences||C10 Drug dealing and trafficking|
|C20 Cultivate or manufacture drugs|
|C30 Drug use and possession|
|C90 Other drug offences|
|D Public order and security offences||D10 Weapons and explosives offences|
|D20 Disorderly and offensive conduct|
|D30 Public nuisance offences|
|D40 Public security offences|
|E Justice procedures offences||E10 Justice procedures offences|
|E20 Breaches of orders|
|F Other offences||F10 Regulatory driving offences|
|F20 Transport regulation offences|
|F30 Other government regulatory offences|
|F90 Miscellaneous offences|
The CSA recorded crime collection includes all offences that are reported to, and detected by, Victoria Police and recorded on the LEAP database. The scope and coverage of the data, however, is not representative of all crime that occurs in Victoria. For information regarding scope and coverage, please refer to the Explanatory Notes.
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