This report describes the number of persons age 16 or older who experienced identity theft in 2018, including–
- the type of identity theft
- how personal information was obtained
- whether victims reported to credit bureaus or police
- the extent of financial losses
- other negative outcomes for victims
- the lifetime prevalence of identity theft.Findings are based on data from BJS’s 2018 Identity Theft Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey.