States With the Most and Least Identity Theft

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15. North Carolina
> Identity theft complaints: 112 per 100,000 (total: 11,481)
> Median loss for all types of fraud: $324 (14th least – tied)
> Total amount lost: $29,594,579 (9th most)
> Pct. total fraud involving credit cards: 31% (9th least – tied)

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14. New Hampshire
> Identity theft complaints: 117 per 100,000 (total: 1,565)
> Median loss for all types of fraud: $300 (the least – tied)
> Total amount lost: $3,535,216 (9th least)
> Pct. total fraud involving credit cards: 42% (2nd most – tied)

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13. New York
> Identity theft complaints: 122 per 100,000 (total: 24,248)
> Median loss for all types of fraud: $324 (14th least – tied)
> Total amount lost: $65,734,997 (4th most)
> Pct. total fraud involving credit cards: 42% (2nd most – tied)

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12. New Jersey
> Identity theft complaints: 125 per 100,000 (total: 11,273)
> Median loss for all types of fraud: $362 (22nd most)
> Total amount lost: $32,924,822 (5th most)
> Pct. total fraud involving credit cards: 46% (the most)

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10. South Carolina
> Identity theft complaints: 126 per 100,000 (total: 6,339)
> Median loss for all types of fraud: $342 (18th least)
> Total amount lost: $13,753,905 (23rd most)
> Pct. total fraud involving credit cards: 30% (5th least – tied)