Special Report

States With the Most (and Least) Identity Theft

Indianapolis, Indiana
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40. Indiana
> Identity theft complaints per 100,000: 76.8
> Identity theft complaints: 5,091 (21st highest)
> Fraud complaints per 100,000: 295.6 (17th lowest)
> Avg. loss per scam: $952 (tied-22nd lowest)

Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas
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39. Arkansas
> Identity theft complaints per 100,000: 77.2
> Identity theft complaints: 2,308 (17th lowest)
> Fraud complaints per 100,000: 306.2 (25th highest)
> Avg. loss per scam: $1,125 (13th highest)

Jackson Mississippi Skyline
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38. Mississippi
> Identity theft complaints per 100,000: 79.6
> Identity theft complaints: 2,378 (18th lowest)
> Fraud complaints per 100,000: 303.8 (24th lowest)
> Avg. loss per scam: $1,330 (5th highest)

Mountain hilking trail leads the Idaho mountains
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37. Idaho
> Identity theft complaints per 100,000: 80.1
> Identity theft complaints: 1,348 (11th lowest)
> Fraud complaints per 100,000: 296.5 (19th lowest)
> Avg. loss per scam: $1,092 (14th highest)

View of downtown Mobile, Alabama
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36. Alabama
> Identity theft complaints per 100,000: 82.4
> Identity theft complaints: 4,007 (25th lowest)
> Fraud complaints per 100,000: 383.4 (6th highest)
> Avg. loss per scam: $893 (15th lowest)