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Victims of Identity Theft, 2016

NCJ Number
251147
Date Published
Agencies
BJS
Publication Series
Publication Type
Bulletin
Annotation
This report presents data on victims of identity theft in 2016, which were collected by the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), a survey to determine the number of crimes reported and not reported to police by persons age 12 or older in a nationally representative sample of U.S. households.
Abstract
This report presents data on the prevalence and nature of identity theft against persons age 16 or older in 2016, including how victims discovered the crime; financial losses and other consequences; reporting the incident to credit card companies, credit bureaus, and police; the level of distress experienced by victims; lifetime prevalence rates of identity theft; and preventive action taken to reduce the risk of identity theft.
Date Created: January 10, 2019