WalletHub has prepared an extensive study to rank states for protections against identity theft. Wisconsin has a fairly high rank at 13th overall in the nation in the report put together by WalletHub for protections against identity theft.
The report was released now with December being National Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month and holiday shopping season still in full swing, leaving millions of Americans susceptible to data breaches, the personal finance website WalletHub conducted this in-depth analysis that identifies 2015’s States Most Vulnerable to Identity Theft & Fraud.
To measure the level of susceptibility to such crimes for each state, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across nine key metrics. The data set ranges from the total number of identity-theft complaints per 100,000 residents to total cybercrime-related dollar losses per capita.
Wisconsin’s Vulnerability to Identity Theft & Fraud (1=Best; 25=Avg.)
- 25th – Identity Theft Complaints Per 100,000 Residents
- 23rd – Credit-Card Fraud Complaints Per 100,000 Residents
- 15th – Phone Or Utilities Fraud Complaints Per 100,000 Residents
- 11th – Bank Fraud Complaints Per 100,000 Residents
- 15th – Employment Fraud Complaints Per 100,000 Residents
- 21st – Total Cybercrime-Related Dollar Losses per Capita
- 5th – Credit-Card Fraud Rate Change (2013 vs. 2012)
- 6th – Number of Data Breaches per 100,000 Residents
- 13th – Overall Rank