Top 15 States for ID Theft in 2014

15. Connecticut

Total ID theft (complaints per 100,00 residents): 85.4

Government documents or benefits fraud: 37.2

Credit card fraud: 16.1

Phone or utilities fraud: 10.6

Bank fraud: 6.5

Employment fraud: 3.8

 

14.  Colorado

Total ID theft (complaints per 100,00 residents): 85.5

Government documents or benefits fraud: 30.9

Credit card fraud: 12.6

Phone or utilities fraud: 9.1

Bank fraud: 8.7

Employment fraud: 8.1

 

13. Illinois

Total ID theft (complaints per 100,00 residents): 96.6

Government documents or benefits fraud: 35.3

Credit card fraud: 14.9

Phone or utilities fraud: 16.9

Bank fraud: 6.9

Employment fraud: 4.4

 

12. Texas

Total ID theft (complaints per 100,00 residents): 95.9

Government documents or benefits fraud: 35.0

Credit card fraud: 14.4

Phone or utilities fraud: 11.0 

Bank fraud: 7.5

Employment fraud: 7.7 

 

11. Maryland

Total ID theft (complaints per 100,00 residents): 95.9

Government documents or benefits fraud: 33.9

Credit card fraud: 17.3

Phone or utilities fraud: 13.4 

Bank fraud: 8.5

Employment fraud: 3.4 

 

10. Arizona

Total ID theft (complaints per 100,00 residents): 96.0

Government documents or benefits fraud: 29.9

Credit card fraud: 13.8

Phone or utilities fraud: 10.1 

Bank fraud: 7.4

Employment fraud: 12.7

 

9. Nevada

Total ID theft (complaints per 100,00 residents): 100.2

Government documents or benefits fraud: 28.0

Credit card fraud: 22.3

Phone or utilities fraud: 10.8 

Bank fraud: 10.3

Employment fraud: 6.0 

 

8. California

Total ID theft (complaints per 100,00 residents): 100.5

Government documents or benefits fraud: 24.8

Credit card fraud: 24.7

Phone or utilities fraud: 11.6 

Bank fraud: 10.4

Employment fraud: 8.2

 

7. Michigan

Total ID theft (complaints per 100,00 residents): 104.3

Government documents or benefits fraud: 44.0

Credit card fraud: 14.3

Phone or utilities fraud: 23.2

Bank fraud: 5.9

Employment fraud: 3.3 

 

6. Georgia

Total ID theft (complaints per 100,00 residents): 112.7

Government documents or benefits fraud: 45.9

Credit card fraud: 17.1

Phone or utilities fraud: 16.1 

Bank fraud: 9.1

Employment fraud: 3.4 

 

5. Missouri

Total ID theft (complaints per 100,00 residents): 118.7

Government documents or benefits fraud: 73.6

Credit card fraud: 12.2

Phone or utilities fraud: 9.4 

Bank fraud: 5.9

Employment fraud: 2.7 

 

4. Oregon

Total ID theft (complaints per 100,00 residents): 124.6

Government documents or benefits fraud: 76.6

Credit card fraud: 13.0 

Phone or utilities fraud: 6.4

Bank fraud: 6.6

Employment fraud: 2.5 

 

3. Washington, D.C.

Total ID theft (complaints per 100,00 residents): 142.8

Government documents or benefits fraud: 47.5

Credit card fraud: 25.0

Phone or utilities fraud: 22.3 

Bank fraud: 12.0

Employment fraud: 5.8 

 

2. Washington state

Total ID theft (complaints per 100,00 residents): 154.8

Government documents or benefits fraud: 85.7

Credit card fraud: 17.6

Phone or utilities fraud: 9.4

Bank fraud: 8.8

Employment fraud: 4.8 

 

1. Florida

Total ID theft (complaints per 100,00 residents): 186.3

Government documents or benefits fraud: 96.1

Credit card fraud: 28.1

Phone or utilities fraud: 15.0 

Bank fraud: 15.3

Employment fraud: 5.1 

 

Next: Top 15 U.S. Cities for Identity Theft  

15. Beckley, W.Va.

Total identity theft complaints: 176

ID theft complaints (per 100,000 residents): 141.4

 

14. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, Ga.

Total identity theft complaints: 7,809

ID theft complaints (per 100,000 residents): 141.4

 

13. Lakeland-Winter Haven, Fla.

Total identity theft complaints: 908

ID theft complaints (per 100,000 residents): 145.7

 

12. Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Total identity theft complaints: 650

ID theft complaints (per 100,000 residents): 148.4

 

11. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Fla.

Total identity theft complaints: 988

ID theft complaints (per 100,000 residents): 149.4

 

10. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, Mich.

Total identity theft complaints: 6,522

ID theft complaints (per 100,000 residents): 151.9

 

9. Jacksonville, Fla.

Total identity theft complaints: 2,156

ID theft complaints (per 100,000 residents): 154.6

 

8. Pueblo, Colo.

Total identity theft complaints: 252

ID theft complaints (per 100,000 residents): 156.1

 

7. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Oregon and Washington

Total identity theft complaints: 3,685

ID theft complaints (per 100,000 residents): 159.2

 

6. Olympia-Tumwater, Wash.

Total identity theft complaints: 418

ID theft complaints (per 100,000 residents): 159.3

 

5. Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, Fla.

Total identity theft complaints: 586

ID theft complaints (per 100,000 residents): 172.5

 

4. Tallahassee, Fla.

Total identity theft complaints: 706

ID theft complaints (per 100,000 residents): 189.1

 

3. St. Louis

Total identity theft complaints: 5,724

ID theft complaints (per 100,000 residents): 204.4

 

2. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Wash.

Total identity theft complaints: 7,473

ID theft complaints (per 100,000 residents): 207

 

1. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, Fla.

Total identity theft complaints: 18,428

ID theft complaints (per 100,000 residents): 316.2

 

By:  Jayleen R. Heft via Property Casualty 360°