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Victims of Identity Theft, 2016   [open pdf - 694KB]

From the Document: "In 2016, an estimated 26 million persons, or about 10% of all U.S. 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 5% had experienced the misuse of an existing bank account. One percent of persons had experienced the misuse of an existing account other than a credit card or bank account. One percent of U.S. residents age 16 or older had experienced 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 government benefits."

Report Number:
NCJ 251147; National Criminal Justice 251147
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2019-01
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Public Domain
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Bureau of Justice Statistics: https://www.bjs.gov/
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pdf
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