States With the Most Identity Theft

Print Email

Source: Aurelien Guichard / Flickr

15. New York
> Identity theft complaints: 103 per 100,000 (total: 20,397)
> Median loss for all types of fraud: $425 (16th lowest)
> Most common form of ID theft: Credit card fraud (40% of total)
> Second most common form of ID theft: Employment or tax-related fraud (20% of total)

Source: Thinkstock

14. New Jersey
> Identity theft complaints: 106 per 100,000 (total: 9,533)
> Median loss for all types of fraud: $480 (19th highest)
> Most common form of ID theft: Credit card fraud (43% of total)
> Second most common form of ID theft: Employment or tax-related fraud (18% of total)

Source: Thinkstock

13. Colorado
> Identity theft complaints: 108 per 100,000 (total: 6,051)
> Median loss for all types of fraud: $484 (17th highest)
> Most common form of ID theft: Credit card fraud (35% of total)
> Second most common form of ID theft: Employment or tax-related fraud (27% of total)

Source: Thinkstock

12. Connecticut
> Identity theft complaints: 114 per 100,000 (total: 4,078)
> Median loss for all types of fraud: $488 (16th highest)
> Most common form of ID theft: Credit card fraud (43% of total)
> Second most common form of ID theft: Employment or tax-related fraud (20% of total)

Source: Thinkstock

11. Texas
> Identity theft complaints: 118 per 100,000 (total: 33,454)
> Median loss for all types of fraud: $446 (24th lowest)
> Most common form of ID theft: Credit card fraud (33% of total)
> Second most common form of ID theft: Employment or tax-related fraud (22% of total)