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Publication Identity Theft Reported by Households, 2007 - Statistical Tables

Katrina Baum, Lynn Langton

June 30, 2010    NCJ 230742

Presents data on identity theft victimization reported by households from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS).  These statistical tables provide 2007 data on rates and types of identity theft, as well as demographic characteristics of victimized households and their monetary losses. Tables compare rates of identity theft victimization in 2005 to 2007. Estimates from the last half of 2008 are also presented and compared to estimates from the same 6-month period in 2007.


  • The number of households with at least one member who experienced one or more types of identity theft increased 23% from 2005 to 2007.
  • From 2005 to 2007, the number of households that experienced credit card theft increased by 31% and the number that experienced multiple types during the same episode increased by 37%.
  • During the 6-month period in 2008 for which identity theft victimization data was collected as part of the regular NCVS, 3.3% of households discovered that at least one member had been a victim of one or more types of identity theft.

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