The Police NewsApril 01, 2021
Victims of Identity Theft, 2018
Bureau of Justice Statistics
Erika Harrell, Ph.D., BJS Statistician
April 1, 2021 NCJ 256085
This report describes the number of persons age 16 or older who experienced identity theft in 2018. It details the type of identity theft, how personal information was obtained, whether victims reported it to credit bureaus or police, the extent of financial losses, other negative outcomes for victims, and the lifetime prevalence of identity theft. The report uses data from the 2018 Identity Theft Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey.
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