This Expanded Confidentialised Unit Record File (CURF) provides detailed data relating to Crime Victimisation that was collected in the 2009–10 Multipurpose Household Survey.
As well as general demographic data such as age, sex and country of birth, it contains a range of data items about victims for a selected range of personal and household offences including assault, threatened assault, sexual assault, personal robbery, household break-in, attempted break-in, motor vehicle theft, theft from a motor vehicle and malicious property damage. The CURF also contains detailed information about the characteristics of victims, the characteristics of their most recent incident and whether the incidents were reported to police. Data relating to people's perceptions about social disorder problems are also included on the CURF.
The CURF enables users to tabulate, manipulate and analyse data to their individual specifications. Steps to confidentialise the data have been taken that ensures the confidentiality of respondents while at the same time maintaining the integrity of the data and optimising its content. This includes removing any information that might uniquely identify an individual and reducing the level of detail for some data items.
The Expanded CURF is accessible through the Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL) or the ABS Data Laboratory (ABSDL). The publication, Technical Manual: Crime Victimisation, Expanded CURF, Australia, 2009–10 (cat. no. 4530.0.55.001), explains the data content, technical details and conditions of use and should be used in conjunction with this CURF. An Excel spreadsheet listing all the data items available on the Expanded CURF accompanies the Technical Manual.