Special Report

States With the Most (and Least) Identity Theft

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5. Illinois
> Identity theft complaints per 100,000: 138.0
> Identity theft complaints: 17,660 (5th highest)
> Fraud complaints per 100,000: 278.7 (12th lowest)
> Avg. loss per scam: $889 (13th lowest)

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4. California
> Identity theft complaints per 100,000: 139.5
> Identity theft complaints: 54,744 (the highest)
> Fraud complaints per 100,000: 319.4 (23rd highest)
> Avg. loss per scam: $1,348 (3rd highest)

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3. Delaware
> Identity theft complaints per 100,000: 155.9
> Identity theft complaints: 1,484 (13th lowest)
> Fraud complaints per 100,000: 380.1 (7th highest)
> Avg. loss per scam: $870 (10th lowest)

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2. Florida
> Identity theft complaints per 100,000: 166.8
> Identity theft complaints: 34,384 (2nd highest)
> Fraud complaints per 100,000: 416.1 (the highest)
> Avg. loss per scam: $1,078 (16th highest)

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1. Michigan
> Identity theft complaints per 100,000: 175.6
> Identity theft complaints: 17,430 (6th highest)
> Fraud complaints per 100,000: 358.4 (9th highest)
> Avg. loss per scam: $828 (6th lowest)

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