Colorado has 17th highest identity theft rate among the 50 states

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Published Saturday, August 17, 2019

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Colorado finished 17th in a ranking by the website 24/7 Wall St. of identity theft rates across the nation.

Identity theft complaints per 100,000 people in Colorado numbered 110. The median loss for all types of identity-theft fraud in the state is $365, with total losses coming in at $23,159,205 last year.

The share of identity theft in the state involving credit cards - the most common type of such fraud cases - is 34 percent

The numbers used in the study came from the Federal Trade Commission's Sentinel Network Data Book, according to 24/7 Wall St.

Which States Have the Highest Identity Theft Rates?

Rank

State

Identity Theft Complaints per 100,000

Median Loss for All Types of Fraud

Total Amount Loss

% of Total Fraud Involving Credit Cards

1

Georgia

229

$326

$31,118,503

36%

2

Nevada

194

$462

$11,518,640

29%

3

California

186

$400

$173,230,257

41%

4

Florida

180

$400

$84,209,310

42%

5

Texas

159

$400

$95,628,956

33%

6

Delaware

158

$313

$2,560,453

35%

7

Maryland

145

$350

$18,153,947

37%

8

Michigan

140

$300

$23,555,806

23%

9

Illinois

127

$300

$30,492,718

37%

10 (tie)

South Carolina

126

$342

$13,753,905

30%

10 (tie)

Arizona

126

$400

$28,926,411

30%

12

New Jersey

125

$362

$32,924,822

46%

13

New York

122

$324

$65,734,997

42%

14

New Hampshire

117

$300

$3,535,216

42%

15

North Carolina

112

$324

$29,594,579

31%

16

Louisiana

111

$391

$28,584,969

31%

17

Colorado

110

$365

$23,159,205

34%

18 (tie)

Connecticut

108

$311

$8,468,955

40%

18 (tie)

Alabama

108

$319

$9,853,808

32%

20

Pennsylvania

107

$300

$32,747,037

37%

21 (tie)

Oregon

101

$349

$11,419,407

33%

21 (tie)

Tennessee

101

$345

$18,457,932

33%

23

Washington

100

$350

$28,304,428

37%

24 (tie)

Virginia

97

$368

$28,023,182

36%

24 (tie)

Mississippi

97

$338

$7,693,983

28%

26

New Mexico

96

$412

$9,966,816

27%

27

Utah

94

$399

$13,299,585

32%

28 (tie)

Massachusetts

93

$351

$19,506,144

40%

28 (tie)

Rhode Island

93

$350

$3,250,855

38%

30

Ohio

88

$300

$27,148,926

32%

31

Missouri

85

$308

$18,706,847

32%

32

Idaho

80

$400

$4,756,931

31%

33

Oklahoma

79

$318

$10,992,175

32%

34

Montana

76

$400

$2,647,236

33%

35 (tie)

Kansas

74

$397

$9,812,165

36%

35 (tie)

Indiana

74

$358

$16,908,429

30%

37 (tie)

Minnesota

73

$387

$15,385,167

40%

37 (tie)

Arkansas

73

$385

$5,011,181

30%

39

Hawaii

72

$400

$5,948,547

42%

40

Alaska

69

$471

$3,573,123

38%

41

Nebraska

67

$347

$4,726,547

33%

42

Wisconsin

64

$300

$12,965,435

25%

43

North Dakota

63

$490

$2,385,602

34%

44 (tie)

West Virginia

58

$300

$4,324,644

33%

44 (tie)

Wyoming

58

$400

$1,786,041

31%

46

Kentucky

57

$318

$10,166,539

35%

47 (tie)

Maine

56

$350

$2,500,849

33%

47 (tie)

South Dakota

56

$445

$2,714,068

32%

49

Iowa

53

$400

$7,385,680

38%

50

Vermont

51

$350

$2,192,566

39%

Source: 24/7 Wall St.

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