Special Report

States With the Most (and Least) Identity Theft

Milwaukee Houses, Wisconsin
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30. Wisconsin
> Identity theft complaints per 100,000: 87.5
> Identity theft complaints: 5,054 (22nd highest)
> Fraud complaints per 100,000: 258.4 (6th lowest)
> Avg. loss per scam: $964 (25th lowest)

Portland, Maine 2
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29. Maine
> Identity theft complaints per 100,000: 87.9
> Identity theft complaints: 1,170 (9th lowest)
> Fraud complaints per 100,000: 264.7 (7th lowest)
> Avg. loss per scam: $736 (3rd lowest)

Charleston, South Carolina
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28. South Carolina
> Identity theft complaints per 100,000: 89.5
> Identity theft complaints: 4,438 (24th highest)
> Fraud complaints per 100,000: 345.1 (12th highest)
> Avg. loss per scam: $876 (tied-11th lowest)

Akron, Ohio
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27. Ohio
> Identity theft complaints per 100,000: 94.8
> Identity theft complaints: 11,009 (9th highest)
> Fraud complaints per 100,000: 297.3 (20th lowest)
> Avg. loss per scam: $952 (tied-22nd lowest)

Two seaplanes parked at a harbor, Ketchikan, Alaska
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26. Alaska
> Identity theft complaints per 100,000: 96.1
> Identity theft complaints: 713 (6th lowest)
> Fraud complaints per 100,000: 256.9 (5th lowest)
> Avg. loss per scam: $1,541 (2nd highest)