Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book 2017: Arizona

Top Ten Report Categories

Graph of consumer reports in Arizona by topic in 2017. The topic with the most reports was debt collection with 17 percent, followed by identity theft with 16 percent, and imposter scams with 16 percent.


Fraud & Other Reports/Losses

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Fraud & Other Reports45,158
Total Fraud Losses$19.3M
Median Fraud Loss$500

Fraud & Other Reports By MSA

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Map of Arizona Metropolitan Statistical Areas showing number of reports per 100K population, ranging from a low of 269 to a high of 770. See attached CSV file for report data by MSA.


Top Identity Theft Types

Graph of consumer reports of identity theft in Arizona by type in 2017. The type with the most reports was employment- or tax-related fraud with 32 percent of reports, credit card fraud with 31 percent, bank fraud with 13 percent, phone or utilities fraud with 11 percent, and loan or lease fraud with 7 percent.

Identity Theft Reports

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Identity Theft Reports8,330

Percentages are based on the total number of relevant 2017 reports from Arizona consumers, as indicated in the chart title. Consumers can report multiple types of identity theft.