Identity Theft Statistics

Identity theft is becoming one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States.  Arizona is the highest ranked state in identity theft at 142 victims per 100,000 people.  Arizona, California, Texas and Florida are always at the top due to having a large amount of people entering the country illegally needing new identities.

With advent of advancing mobile technology and the internet, both fraud and identityf theft have been on a steady rise for the last several decades.  In the year 2000 Fraud and ID theft crimes were 230,628 in the United States.  By 2009 this number had risen to 1,330,426.


Some Quick Identity Theft Stats:

  • An identity theft victim will spend an average of 175 hours and $800 trying to clear up their record.  It can take months or even years to resolve it.
  • The FTC claims that 9.91 million American’s are identity theft victims each year
  • Losses total $52.6 billion
  • Social Security numbers cost roughly $49 on the black market
  • A driver’s license is roughly $90
  • Birth certificates are about $79
  • It is believed that in 2005, an identity was stolen every four seconds


Identity Theft Complaints by Age

<19         =    7%
20-29    =    24%
30-39    =    22%
40-49    =    19%
50-59    =    15%
60-69    =    8%
70+         =    5%


Related Posts

  • Click here to read about what criminals do when they steal someone’s identity
  • Click here to read about methods in which criminals steal someone’s identity
  • Click here for ways in which to minimize or prevent identity theft


Have you suffered from identity theft? Are there any criminal uses we missed?

Please share your story or comments below.  Thanks – TDN



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