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For the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), the definition of identity theft includes three general types of incidents:

  • unauthorized use or attempted use of existing credit cards
  • unauthorized use or attempted use of other existing accounts, such as checking accounts
  • misuse of personal information to obtain new accounts or loans, or to commit other crimes.

 

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Victims of Identity Theft, 2012 Presents findings on the prevalence and nature of identity theft from the 2012 Identity Theft Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey.
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Identity Theft Reported by Households, 2005-2010 IDENTITY THEFT REPORTED BY HOUSEHOLDS ROSE 33 PERCENT FROM 2005 TO 2010
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Identity Theft Reported by Households, 2007 - Statistical Tables Presents data on identity theft victimization reported by households from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS).
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Identity Theft, 2005 Presents data from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) on identity theft victimization and its consequences.
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Identity Theft, 2004 Presents data on identity theft victimization and its consequences from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS).
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Identity Theft, 2004 "3.6 million U.S. households learned they were identity theft victims during a six-month period in 2004"
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