Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the country. The Federal Trade Commission figures show 161, 836 identity theft cases were reported nationally in 2002 and nearly 215,000 in 2003. In Indiana, 2612 cases were reported in 2002 and 3360 were reported in 2003.
Top Identity Theft Types Reported by Indiana Victims in 2003
#1 Phone or Utilities Fraud
#2 Credit Card Fraud
#3 Bank Fraud
#4 Employment Related Fraud
#5 Government Documents or Benefits Fraud
#6 Loan Fraud
For more information regarding Identity Theft, contact the Criminal investigations Division at 571-2534.We also recommend you view the Federal Trade Commission publication - Take Charge: Fighting Back Against Identity Theft.