Special Report

States With the Most and Least Identity Theft

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50. Vermont
> Identity theft complaints: 51 per 100,000 (total: 316)
> Median loss for all types of fraud: $350 (25th most – tied)
> Total amount lost: $2,192,566 (2nd least)
> Pct. total fraud involving credit cards: 39% (10th most)

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49. Iowa
> Identity theft complaints: 53 per 100,000 (total: 1,654)
> Median loss for all types of fraud: $400 (6th most – tied)
> Total amount lost: $7,385,680 (16th least)
> Pct. total fraud involving credit cards: 38% (11th most – tied)

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47. Maine
> Identity theft complaints: 56 per 100,000 (total: 744)
> Median loss for all types of fraud: $350 (25th most – tied)
> Total amount lost: $2,500,849 (4th least)
> Pct. total fraud involving credit cards: 33% (25th most – tied)

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47. South Dakota
> Identity theft complaints: 56 per 100,000 (total: 486)
> Median loss for all types of fraud: $445 (4th most)
> Total amount lost: $2,714,068 (7th least)
> Pct. total fraud involving credit cards: 32% (13th least – tied)

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46. Kentucky
> Identity theft complaints: 57 per 100,000 (total: 2,522)
> Median loss for all types of fraud: $318 (12th least – tied)
> Total amount lost: $10,166,539 (22nd least)
> Pct. total fraud involving credit cards: 35% (22nd most)

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