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Pub. Type Report
Title Victims of Identity Theft, 2008
Author(s) Langton, Lynn
Planty, Michael
Subtitle/Series Name Special Report: National Crime Victimization Survey Supplement
Pub. Date Dec 2010
Abstract Presents findings from the 2008 Identity Theft Supplement (ITS) to the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS). The NCVS/ITS used interviews from a nationally representative sample of about 56,500 U.S. household residents to collect the first BJS data on individual victims of identity theft. Identity theft is defined as the unauthorized use or attempted use of existing accounts, the unauthorized use or attempted use of personal information to open a new account, and the misuse or attempted use of personal information for a fraudulent purpose. The report details the number and percentage of persons who reported at least one incident of identity theft over the past two years, the amount of direct and indirect financial loss due to identity theft, victim reporting to credit bureaus and law enforcement agencies, and the impact of identity theft on victims'lives. source
Issue/No. NCJ 231680
Producer United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics
Place of Production Washington, DC

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