Justice Department Estimates 11.7 Million Identity Theft Victims

January 10, 2011

Identity theft, has unfortunately become a part of Americans daily lives. In a survey done by the Department of Justice, an estimated 11.7 million people were victims of identity theft during two years prior to being surveyed in 2008.

The Bureau of Justice Statistics announced that the greater percentage of people who fall victim to identity theft were between the ages 16-24 and also people older than 65 years of age. Also, people living in a household with an income of $75,000 or more were more likely to experience some form of identity theft as opposed to a person in a household with a lower income.

Many of the victims of identity theft have trouble resolving the problems associated with identity theft, some even report of having significant relationship problems with family or friends as a result of identity theft.

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