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Victims of Identity Theft, 2018   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Document: "In 2018, an estimated 23 million persons, or about 9% of all United States residents age 16 or older, reported that they had been victims of identity theft during the prior 12 months[.] Five percent of residents age 16 or older had experienced at least one incident involving the misuse of an existing credit card, and 4% had experienced the misuse of an existing bank account. One percent reported the misuse of their personal information to open a new account. Less than 1% had experienced the misuse of their personal information for other fraudulent purposes, such as for getting medical care, a job, or governmental benefits. Financial losses due to identity theft totaled $15.1 billion among the 16.3 million victims age 16 or older with known losses of $1 or more (70% of all victims). Tis report uses data from the 2018 Identity Theft Supplement (ITS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey. From January to June 2018, the ITS collected data from persons about their experience with identity theft during the 12 months preceding the interview."

Report Number:
NCJ 256085; National Criminal Justice 256085
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2021-04
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Bureau of Justice Statistics: https://www.bjs.gov/
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