By the numbers

Identity theft

1.6 million: Number of households that experienced theft of an account other than a credit card in 2005

1.1 million: Number of households that discovered misuse of personal information, such as a Social Security number

10: Percentage of households with incomes of $75,000 of higher that experienced identity theft

$1,620: Average amount lost in identity thefts

Source: www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs


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