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NCJ Number: NCJ 243779     Find in a Library
Title: Victims of Identity Theft, 2012
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Author(s): Erika Harrell, Ph.D. ; Lynn Langton, Ph.D.
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 12/2013
Page Count: 27
  Series: BJS Bulletins
  Annotation: This statistical bulletin from the Bureau of Justice Statistics presents information on victims of identity theft for the year 2012.
Abstract: Highlights from the report include the following: almost 7 percent of persons age 16 or older were victims of identity theft in 2012; 85 percent of identity theft incidents involved the fraudulent use of existing account information, such as credit card or bank account information. Victims who had personal information used to open a new account or for other fraudulent purposes were more likely than victims of existing account fraud to experience financial, credit, and relationship problems and severe emotional distress. Fourteen percent of identity theft victims experienced out-of-pocket losses of $1 or more; about 36 percent of identity theft victims reported moderate or severe emotional distress as a result of the incident; and direct and indirect losses from identity theft totaled $24.7 billion in 2012.The intent of the statistical report is to describe the prevalence of identity theft victims, its victims, and the characteristics and effects of this particular type of crime. Data for the report were obtained from the 2012 identify theft supplement of the National Crime Victimization Survey. Tables, figures, and appendixes
Main Term(s): Identity Theft
Index Term(s): Offense statistics ; Crime Statistics ; Statistics ; Victimization ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) ; Innocent victims ; Victim profiles ; Personal crime victims ; Online Victimization
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Type: Statistics ; Report (Annual/Periodic)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
   
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