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Identity Theft Statistics - U.S.


Identity theft statistics are staggering, and with the proliferation of the Internet I expect these numbers to continue to rise. According to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, in 2006 there were over 670,000 consumer fraud and identity theft complaints in the United States totaling over $1.1 billion.

Credit card fraud (25%) was the most common form of reported identity theft
followed by phone or utilities fraud (16%), bank fraud (16%), and employment fraud
(14%). Other significant categories of identity theft reported by victims were
government documents/benefits fraud (10%) and loan fraud (5%). Electronic fund transfer-related identity theft continues to be the most frequently reported type of identity theft bank fraud during calendar year 2006.

30% of identity theft victims notified a police department and a report was taken, 8% of identity theft victims notified a police department and a report was NOT taken, and 62% of victims did not notify a police department.


2006 Identity Theft Victims by Age

Under 18
5%
18 - 29
29%
30 - 39
23%
40 - 49
20%
50 - 59
13%
60 and Over
10%


2006 Identity Theft Victims by State

Rank
Victim State
Complaints per 100,000 Population
Number of Complaints
1
147.8
9,113
2
120.0
2 ,994
3
113.5
41,396
4
110.6
26,006
5
98.3
17,780
6
92.5
4,395
7
86.3
8,084
8
85.2
16,452
9
83.4
5,336
10
82.9
1,621
11
82.9
4,656
12
78.6
10,080
13
76.1
2,815
14
73.3
6,394
15
67.2
5,137
16
67.2
6,784
17
66.7
569
18
65.8
2,305
19
64.9
8,080
20
64.9
5,748
21
64.2
3 ,753
22
63.7
4,102
23
63.0
2,254
24
62.2
3,928
25
61.8
1,577
26
61.3
3,700
27
60.3
2,774
28
59.9
6,878
29
58.8
1 ,626
30
57.6
615
31
57.3
384
32
55.7
2,408
33
55.6
2,872
34
54.7
1 ,537
35
52.6
2,256
36
51.3
1,494
37
49.1
868
38
49.0
718
39
47.8
615
40
46.1
606
41
45.9
434
42
45.6
2,536
43
42.3
218
44
42.0
1,766
45
39.7
525
46
39.3
715
47
34.9
1 ,041
48
30.2
236
49
29.7
189
50
28.5
178

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