Special Report

States With the Most and Least Identity Theft

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24. Virginia
> Identity theft complaints: 97 per 100,000 (total: 8,196)
> Median loss for all types of fraud: $368 (20th most)
> Total amount lost: $28,023,182 (13th most)
> Pct. total fraud involving credit cards: 36% (19th most)

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24. Mississippi
> Identity theft complaints: 97 per 100,000 (total: 2,894)
> Median loss for all types of fraud: $338 (17th least)
> Total amount lost: $7,693,983 (17th least)
> Pct. total fraud involving credit cards: 28% (3rd least)

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23. Washington
> Identity theft complaints: 100 per 100,000 (total: 7,380)
> Median loss for all types of fraud: $350 (25th most – tied)
> Total amount lost: $28,304,428 (12th most)
> Pct. total fraud involving credit cards: 37% (15th most)

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21. Oregon
> Identity theft complaints: 101 per 100,000 (total: 4,179)
> Median loss for all types of fraud: $349 (21st least)
> Total amount lost: $11,419,407 (24th least)
> Pct. total fraud involving credit cards: 33% (25th most – tied)

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21. Tennessee
> Identity theft complaints: 101 per 100,000 (total: 6,808)
> Median loss for all types of fraud: $345 (19th least)
> Total amount lost: $18,457,932 (19th most)
> Pct. total fraud involving credit cards: 33% (25th most – tied)

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