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Financial Fraud in the United States, 2017   [open pdf - 769KB]

From the Document: "In 2017, an estimated 3.0 million persons, or about 1.25% of those age 18 or older, reported that they were victims of personal financial fraud during the prior 12 months[.] About 2.0 million persons (0.81%) reported experiencing fraud related to consumer products and services, the most commonly reported type of financial fraud[.] Findings are from the 2017 Supplemental Fraud Survey (SFS), the first data collection of its kind under the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). The SFS collected data on the experiences of adults with seven types of personal financial fraud during the 12 months preceding their interview. Tis report describes the prevalence of personal financial fraud, victim characteristics, and whether the fraud was reported to police or others. For more information on the Bureau of Justice Statistics' (BJS) definition of fraud and the fraud types measured in the SFS, see the 'Measurement of personal financial fraud victimization' text box and 'Methodology'."

Report Number:
NCJ 255817; National Criminal Justice 255817
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2021-04
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Public Domain
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Bureau of Justice Statistics: https://www.bjs.gov/
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