Special Report

States With the Most (and Least) Identity Theft

Louisville at dusk, Kentucky
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45. Kentucky
> Identity theft complaints per 100,000: 65.3
> Identity theft complaints: 2,898 (21st lowest)
> Fraud complaints per 100,000: 300.5 (23rd lowest)
> Avg. loss per scam: $876 (tied-11th lowest)

Des Moines, Iowa
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44. Iowa
> Identity theft complaints per 100,000: 68.1
> Identity theft complaints: 2,135 (16th lowest)
> Fraud complaints per 100,000: 218.9 (3rd lowest)
> Avg. loss per scam: $1,141 (10th highest)

Montana ghost town, dirt road
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43. Montana
> Identity theft complaints per 100,000: 68.2
> Identity theft complaints: 711 (5th lowest)
> Fraud complaints per 100,000: 320.1 (22nd highest)
> Avg. loss per scam: $1,016 (19th highest)

Downtown Skyline Shreveport Louisiana
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42. Louisiana
> Identity theft complaints per 100,000: 69.7
> Identity theft complaints: 3,264 (22nd lowest)
> Fraud complaints per 100,000: 327.5 (19th highest)
> Avg. loss per scam: $975 (25th highest)

Wyoming
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41. Wyoming
> Identity theft complaints per 100,000: 74.6
> Identity theft complaints: 437 (2nd lowest)
> Fraud complaints per 100,000: 281.6 (13th lowest)
> Avg. loss per scam: $1,154 (9th highest)