States With the Most and Least Identity Theft

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44. West Virginia
> Identity theft complaints: 58 per 100,000 (total: 1,051)
> Median loss for all types of fraud: $300 (the least – tied)
> Total amount lost: $4,324,644 (11th least)
> Pct. total fraud involving credit cards: 33% (25th most – tied)

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44. Wyoming
> Identity theft complaints: 58 per 100,000 (total: 338)
> Median loss for all types of fraud: $400 (6th most – tied)
> Total amount lost: $1,786,041 (the least)
> Pct. total fraud involving credit cards: 31% (9th least – tied)

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43. North Dakota
> Identity theft complaints: 63 per 100,000 (total: 474)
> Median loss for all types of fraud: $490 (the most)
> Total amount lost: $2,385,602 (3rd least)
> Pct. total fraud involving credit cards: 34% (23rd most – tied)

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42. Wisconsin
> Identity theft complaints: 64 per 100,000 (total: 3,731)
> Median loss for all types of fraud: $300 (the least – tied)
> Total amount lost: $12,965,435 (25th most)
> Pct. total fraud involving credit cards: 32% (13th least – tied)

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41. Nebraska
> Identity theft complaints: 67 per 100,000 (total: 1,281)
> Median loss for all types of fraud: $347 (20th least)
> Total amount lost: $4,726,547 (12th least)
> Pct. total fraud involving credit cards: 33% (25th most – tied)