Consumers lost $16.8 billion to identity fraud in 2017, according to Javelin Strategy & Research.
ASecureLife analyzed crime data for identity theft last year, and out of all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, Nevada features the highest losses per capita in 2017, with victims losing an average of $5,964.88. Nevada placed highest among the list’s riskiest states for identity theft, considering average loss per victim, loss per capita, number of victims and population data.
Colorado ranked second-riskiest, with 385 victims losing more than $1.7 million to identity theft in 2017.
However, Ohio had the highest costs per victim at $13.8K, followed by North Dakota ($13.2K), West Virginia ($10.7K) and New Jersey ($7.9K).
According to ASecureLife’s report, residents of Hawaii have the highest chance of becoming an identity theft victim. Alternately, residents of South Dakota have the lowest chance of becoming a victim; the state also ranked at the bottom of the list for loss per victim and loss per capita.