The FTC collects data related to various aspects of its mission and work, and shares that data in different formats and at different levels of frequency. This page links to visualizations, reports, API endpoints, and datasets.
Explore Data lets you dig into consumer data on fraud, identity theft, unwanted calls, and other consumer problems based on reports from the public to the FTC’s Consumer Sentinel Network database and complaints to FTC about unwanted calls. Our interactive dashboards let you spot trends and find out about top reports in your state and around the country. You can also dig into data about refunds the FTC got for people in FTC law enforcement cases, and see where that money went.
The FTC releases annual data based on reports provided by the public. Reports of fraud, identity theft and other consumer problems are reported in the Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book. Reports of unwanted phone calls are reported in the Do Not Call Data Book.
Earlier editions of the Consumer Sentinel Data Book and Do Not Call Data Book are available here.
API (application programming interface)
The FTC strives to make its data available in machine-readable formats. We currently have two API endpoints.
The FTC makes a variety of data sets related to competition and consumer protection available on an annual basis. It also publishes numbers of unwanted phone calls reported by consumers to DoNotCall.gov on a daily basis.
Data Governance Board
The FTC Data Governance Board works to evolve the Commission's policies and practices in order to treat data as a strategic asset in support of The Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018 ("Evidence Act").