Federal Trade Commission's most recent Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book statistics revealed 70,000 incidents of identity theft in 2012, or 361 for every 100,000 residents. To put the enormity of these numbers in perspective Georgia, number two on the list, has only half the number, 194 per 100,000. Even CA, MI, and NY, the next states on the list, have only one-third of the identity theft of FL.
"Statistics paint an astonishing picture of risk in the Sunshine State...the magnitude of Florida's "lead" over the other 49 states is mind-boggling."In most identity thefts the data breach is discovered by a third party, such as law enforcement or the victim, rather than the data source organization.
- Paul McNamara, NetworkWorld
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(a) Florida's Identity Theft Rate Towers Over Lower 49 - NetworkWorld, 05/07/2013