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Aggravating factors

    (1)     Without limiting section 5(2)(f), any of the following circumstances in relation to the commission of an offence may be regarded as an aggravating factor for that section:

        (a)     the offender committed the offence in company with one or more persons;

        (b)     the offender was armed with a weapon when committing the offence;

        (c)     the offence was committed during a public disturbance;

        (d)     the offence was committed without regard to public safety;

        (e)     the offence was motivated by hate against a group of people;

        (f)     the offence involved violence or the threat of violence;

        (g)     the offence involved more than one victim;

        (ga)     a victim of the offence was a police officer or emergency worker in the execution of the officer's or worker's duty at the time the offence was committed;

        (gb)     the offence included spitting by the offender;

        (h)     the offence involved substantial planning and organisation.

    (2)     In this section:

"emergency worker", see section 187(2) of the Criminal Code.

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