The CSA has developed this offence classification to assist in the production and analysis of 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) (cat. No. 1234.0) produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, and has been modified to suit the legislative environment in Victoria.
The CSA produces crime statistics at four levels: State, Police Region, Local Government Area and Postcode. This allows users of CSA statistics to view the total number of offences across Victoria and drill down to specific small geographic areas.
Location type classification
The CSA publishes crime data by type of location where it has been recorded for an offence. There are 21 location types which are grouped into three main divisions; Residential, Community and Other.
Relationship of victim to offender
The CSA publishes victim report data by relationship of the victim to offender. There are five main relationship types: Current partner, Former partner, Family member, Non-family member and Not known to victim.