Identity Theft in America

Who It Affects

Smartphone owners are 33 percent more likely to be victims of identity theft. One in twenty-five Americans was a victim of identity theft in 2011. 11.6 million people were victims of identity theft in 2011, equivalent to the population of Ohio.

How Much Money It Costs

a graphic of a house United States households lost more than $13.3 billion to identity theft. How much U.S. households lost as a result of identify theft. That’s more than the gross domestic product of the entire country of Cambodia.

The average identity fraud case costs $4,607 total. The average identity fraud case costs $631 out of pocket.

How Much Time It Costs

The average victim of identity theft spend 33 hours repairing the damage. Average amount of time victims spend repairing identity theft.

Identity theft costs its victims 383 billion hours a year to recover, in total. Annual number of hours lost by all victims…

Recovering from identity theft consumes the equivalent of 559 lifetimes in the U.S. each year.

… which is the equivalent of 559 lifetimes, based on the U.S life expectancy of 78.2 years.