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Detailed structure and explanatory notes

ISIC Rev.3 code 7523


  • Tabulation Category: L - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
  • Division: 75 - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
  • Group: 752 - Provision of services to the community as a whole
  • Class: 7523 - Public order and safety activities

Explanatory note

This class includes police and fire protection, administration and operation of law courts and prison administration and operation.
Administration and operation of regular and auxiliary police forces supported by public authorities and of port, border, coast guards and other special police forces. Police duties include traffic regulation, alien registration, operation of police laboratories and maintenance of arrest records. Provision of equipment and supplies for police work including vehicles, aircraft and vessels.
Fire-fighting and fire-prevention. Administration and operation of regular and auxiliary fire brigades supported by public authorities.
Administration and operation of administrative civil and criminal law courts, military tribunals and the judicial system including legal representation and advice on behalf of government or on behalf of others when provided by government in cash or in services. Rendering of judgements and interpretations of the law including arbitration of civil actions. Prison administration and provision of correctional services (incarceration and rehabilitation services, e.g. in jails).
Also included is provision of supplies for domestic emergency use in case of peace-time disasters.

Exclusions: Advise and representation in civil criminal and other cases are classified in class 7411 (Legal activities).
Administration and operation of armed forces are classified in class 7522 (Defence activities).
Activities of prison schools are classified in the relevant class of division 80 (Education).
Activities of prison hospitals are classified in class 8511 (Hospital activities).

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