Special Report

States With the Most (and Least) Identity Theft

An aerial view of a Maui beach, Kahului, Hawaii
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50. Hawaii
> Identity theft complaints per 100,000: 55.2
> Identity theft complaints: 789 (7th lowest)
> Fraud complaints per 100,000: 277.2 (11th lowest)
> Avg. loss per scam: $996 (23rd highest)

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49. South Dakota
> Identity theft complaints per 100,000: 58.1
> Identity theft complaints: 503 (4th lowest)
> Fraud complaints per 100,000: 214.8 (2nd lowest)
> Avg. loss per scam: $1,251 (8th highest)

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48. West Virginia
> Identity theft complaints per 100,000: 59.7
> Identity theft complaints: 1,093 (8th lowest)
> Fraud complaints per 100,000: 407.6 (2nd highest)
> Avg. loss per scam: $535 (the lowest)

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47. North Dakota
> Identity theft complaints per 100,000: 61.3
> Identity theft complaints: 465 (3rd lowest)
> Fraud complaints per 100,000: 186.7 (the lowest)
> Avg. loss per scam: $1,032 (17th highest)

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46. Vermont
> Identity theft complaints per 100,000: 62.0
> Identity theft complaints: 387 (the lowest)
> Fraud complaints per 100,000: 268.2 (9th lowest)
> Avg. loss per scam: $674 (2nd lowest)

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