GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Must-Know Identity Theft Statistics [Latest Report]

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"In 2020, there were 1.4 million cases of identity theft reported in the United States."

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"Approximately 33 percent of US adults have experienced identity theft, over twice the global average."

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"In 2020, identity theft reports increased by 113 percent compared to 2019."

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"The top five states for identity theft in 2020 were California, Texas, Florida, New York, and Illinois."

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"In 2019, financial losses from identity theft topped $16.9 billion."

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"Credit card fraud is the most common type of identity theft, comprising 41.8% of all identity theft cases in 2020."

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"77 percent of identity theft victims in the US report emotion-based repercussions, such as anger, frustration, or fear."

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"In 2020, 3.3 percent of the global adult online population fell victim to identity theft."

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"Identity theft victims who had their accounts opened or misused experienced an average of $4,850 in direct and indirect losses in 2018."

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"In 2020, government documents or benefits fraud accounted for 34.1% of reported identity theft cases."

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"In 2019, 1 in 14 older adults (60+) was a victim of identity fraud."

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"Approximately 87% of identity theft cases involve unauthorized charges on existing accounts."

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"In 2020, there were 4,791 data breaches, causing potential exposure to identity theft."

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"In 2019, 59% of adults in the US reported using a credit freeze to protect themselves."

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"In 2020, phishing accounted for 28% of the causes of fraud reported to the Federal Trade Commission."

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"As of February 2021, 47% of Americans feel at risk of being a victim of identity theft."

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"Only 44% of US consumers check their credit report every year."

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"83% of identity theft victims report issues beyond the initial crime, such as debt collectors or problems with loans."

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