Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book 2017: Delaware

Top Ten Report Categories

Graph of consumer reports in Delaware by topic in 2017. The topic with the most reports was debt collection with 22 percent, followed by identity theft with 14 percent, and imposter scams with 12 percent.


Fraud & Other Reports/Losses

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Fraud & Other Reports7,290
Total Fraud Losses$1.8M
Median Fraud Loss$350

Fraud & Other Reports By MSA

Download Metropolitan Statistical Area data [CSV, .65 KB]

Map of Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Areas showing number of reports per 100K population, ranging from a low of 483 to a high of 609. See attached CSV file for report data by MSA.


Top Identity Theft Types

Graph of consumer reports of identity theft in Delaware by type in 2017. The type with the most reports was credit card fraud with 30 percent of reports, employment- or tax-related fraud with 24 percent, phone or utilities fraud with 20 percent, loan or lease fraud with 14 percent, and bank fraud with 10 percent.


Identity Theft Reports

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Identity Theft Reports1,211

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