Administered to persons age 16 or older who completed an in-person National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) interview, the Identity Theft Supplement (ITS) asks respondents if they had experienced identity theft during the past 12 months. The ITS encompasses several types of identity theft, such as the misuse of an existing account, misuse of personal information to open a new account, and other misuses of personal information.
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16.6 MILLION PEOPLE EXPERIENCED IDENTITY THEFT IN 2012
Financial losses totaled $24.7 billion