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Measuring the extent of fraud in Australia

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 74

Russell G Smith
ISBN 0 642 24052 3 ISSN 0817-8542
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, November 1997

Abstract

Fraud costs the nation considerably more than any other type of crime. It is surprising, therefore, that so little is known about the nature and extent of fraud. Smith reviews existing data on fraud trends in Australia and identifies ways of improving the level of understanding of the extent to which such crime occurs.