Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book 2017: District of Columbia

Top Ten Report Categories

Graph of consumer reports in District of Columbia by topic in 2017. The topic with the most reports was debt collection with 30 percent, followed by identity theft with 14 percent, and imposter scams with 10 percent.


Fraud & Other Reports/Losses

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Fraud & Other Reports7,916
Total Fraud Losses$2.5M
Median Fraud Loss$309

Fraud & Other Reports By MSA

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Map of District of Columbia Metropolitan Statistical Area showing number of reports per 100K population, which is 487.  See attached CSV file for report data by MSA.


Top Identity Theft Types

Graph of consumer reports of identity theft in District of Columbia by type in 2017. The type with the most reports was credit card fraud with 42 percent of reports, employment- or tax-related fraud with 21 percent, phone or utilities fraud with 15 percent, bank fraud with 13 percent, and loan or lease fraud with 7 percent.


Identity Theft Reports

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Identity Theft Reports1,333

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