Special Report

States With the Most and Least Identity Theft

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5. Texas
> Identity theft complaints: 159 per 100,000 (total: 45,030)
> Median loss for all types of fraud: $400 (6th most – tied)
> Total amount lost: $95,628,956 (2nd most)
> Pct. total fraud involving credit cards: 33% (25th most – tied)

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4. Florida
> Identity theft complaints: 180 per 100,000 (total: 37,797)
> Median loss for all types of fraud: $400 (6th most – tied)
> Total amount lost: $84,209,310 (3rd most)
> Pct. total fraud involving credit cards: 42% (2nd most – tied)

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3. California
> Identity theft complaints: 186 per 100,000 (total: 73,668)
> Median loss for all types of fraud: $400 (6th most – tied)
> Total amount lost: $173,230,257 (the most)
> Pct. total fraud involving credit cards: 41% (6th most)

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2. Nevada
> Identity theft complaints: 194 per 100,000 (total: 5,816)
> Median loss for all types of fraud: $462 (3rd most)
> Total amount lost: $11,518,640 (25th least)
> Pct. total fraud involving credit cards: 29% (4th least)

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1. Georgia
> Identity theft complaints: 229 per 100,000 (total: 23,871)
> Median loss for all types of fraud: $326 (16th least)
> Total amount lost: $31,118,503 (7th most)
> Pct. total fraud involving credit cards: 36% (20th most)

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