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Explore Data with the FTC - Find out about identity theft statistics in your state and nationallyIdentity theft often tops the list of consumer fraud reports that are filed with the FTC and other enforcement agencies. While the FTC does not have criminal jurisdiction, it supports the criminal investigation and prosecution of identity theft by serving as a clearinghouse for identity theft reports, part of the FTC’s Consumer Sentinel report database. In addition to housing ID theft complaints, Sentinel offers participating law enforcement agencies a variety of tools to facilitate the investigation and prosecution of identity theft. These include information to help agencies coordinate effective joint action; sample indictments; and tools to refresh investigative data through programmed data searches.