This report presents the results of the 2013 online survey of identity crime and misuse in Australia.
This report from the Australian Institute of Criminology presents the results of the 2013 online survey of identity crime and misuse in Australia. Highlights of survey results include the following: almost 69 percent of respondents believed that misuse of personal information was very serious; almost 20 percent believed the risk of someone using their personal information over the next 12 months was likely to increase significantly while 45.4 percent said it would increase somewhat; 20.8 percent of respondents reported misuse of their personal information at some time during their life; and over half of respondents who experienced misuse of their personal information with in the past 12 months had out-of-pocket losses, with 75 percent of that group experiencing loses up to $1,000. Additional topics covered by the survey include efforts to report the misuse of personal information, behavioral changes arising from the misuse of personal information, and characteristics of those who experienced misuse of personal information in the previous 12 months. The online survey consisted of a questionnaire with 23 questions that was administered to a research panel of Australians drawn from all States and territories. The final sample size was 4,995 persons. Implications for policy and practice are discussed. Tables, figures, and appendix
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AIC Reports Research and Public Policy Series 128