Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book 2017: Arkansas

Top Ten Report Categories

Graph of consumer reports in Arkansas by topic in 2017. The topic with the most reports was debt collection with 17 percent, followed by imposter scams with 16 percent, and identity theft with 13 percent.


Fraud & Other Reports/Losses

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Fraud & Other Reports14,438
Total Fraud Losses$5.3M
Median Fraud Loss$405

Fraud & Other Reports By MSA

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Map of Arkansas Metropolitan Statistical Areas showing number of reports per 100K population, ranging from a low of 382 to a high of 660. See attached CSV file for report data by MSA.


Top Identity Theft Types

Graph of consumer reports of identity theft in Arkansas by type in 2017. The type with the most reports was credit card fraud with 29 percent of reports, employment- or tax-related fraud with 27 percent, phone or utilities fraud with 17 percent, bank fraud with 14 percent, and loan or lease fraud with 7 percent.

Identity Theft Reports

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Identity Theft Reports2,084

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