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QUALITY DECLARATION - SUMMARY
For more information on relevance see the Relevance section of the Quality Declaration that accompanied the release of Personal Fraud (cat. no. 4528.0)
This is the first time the Personal Fraud topic was collected on the Multipurpose Household Survey (MPHS). The 2007-08 MPHS was collected from July 2007 to June 2008. The Personal Fraud topic was collected from July 2007 to December 2007 only. The Personal Fraud (cat. no. 4528.0) publication was released on 27 June 2008. There is currently no plan to repeat this topic.
The Personal Fraud CURF contains individual person level data (unit records) at finer levels of detail for data items than what is otherwise published. For more information on the level of detail provided in the CURF please see the data item list.
Steps to confidentialise the data made available on the CURF are taken in such a way as to maximise the usefulness of the content while maintaining the confidentiality of respondents to ABS statistical collections. As a result, it may not be possible to exactly reconcile all the statistics produced from the CURF with published statistics.
For more information on the Survey Methodology, see Technical Manual: Personal Fraud, Expanded CURF, Australia, 2007 (cat. no. 4528.0.55.002).
For more information on accuracy see the Accuracy section of the Quality Declaration that accompanied the release of Personal Fraud (cat. no. 4528.0)
The 2007 Personal Fraud Survey is the first nation survey of personal fraud victimisation in Australia. As a result no Australian data are available for direct comparison.
The Technical Manual: Personal Fraud, Expanded CURF, Australia, 2007 (cat. no. 4528.0.55.002) is a key source for consultation when using the CURF. It includes survey objectives, methods and design; survey content; data quality and interpretation; output data items; information about the availability of results; and the content of the CURF file. Further information can also be found in the Explanatory Notes section of the publication Personal Fraud (cat. no. 4528.0).
CURF microdata are not available to the public without special access being granted. Individuals or organisations that have access to sources of individual fraud data other than the CURF, may have their access denied in order to protect the confidentiality of respondents. All CURF users are required to read and abide by the 'Responsible Access to ABS Confidentialised Unit Record Files (CURFs) Training Manual'. Application to access a particular CURF microdata can be done by following the steps listed in the 'How do I apply for CURFs' Frequently Asked Questions. A full list of available CURFs can be viewed via the 'List of Available CURFs'.
The Expanded CURF can be accessed through the Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL) and the ABS Data Laboratory (ABSDL). More detail regarding types and modes of access to CURFs can be found on CURF Access Modes and Levels of Detail web page.
If you have any questions regarding access to CURF Microdata please contact the Microdata Access Strategies Section at <firstname.lastname@example.org> or call (02) 6252 7714.
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