States With the Most Identity Theft

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40. Wyoming
> Identity theft complaints: 67 per 100,000 (total: 389)
> Median loss for all types of fraud: $565 (the highest)
> Most common form of ID theft: Credit card fraud (32% of total)
> Second most common form of ID theft: Phone or utilities fraud (22% of total)

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39. Alaska
> Identity theft complaints: 67 per 100,000 (total: 494)
> Median loss for all types of fraud: $454 (24th highest)
> Most common form of ID theft: Credit card fraud (37% of total)
> Second most common form of ID theft: Employment or tax-related fraud (24% of total)

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38. Mississippi
> Identity theft complaints: 69 per 100,000 (total: 2,064)
> Median loss for all types of fraud: $367 (4th lowest)
> Most common form of ID theft: Credit card fraud (25% of total)
> Second most common form of ID theft: Credit card fraud (25% of total)

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37. Arkansas
> Identity theft complaints: 69 per 100,000 (total: 2,084)
> Median loss for all types of fraud: $405 (12th lowest)
> Most common form of ID theft: Credit card fraud (29% of total)
> Second most common form of ID theft: Employment or tax-related fraud (27% of total)

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36. Kentucky
> Identity theft complaints: 69 per 100,000 (total: 3,060)
> Median loss for all types of fraud: $450 (25th highest)
> Most common form of ID theft: Employment or tax-related fraud (34% of total)
> Second most common form of ID theft: Credit card fraud (27% of total)