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Top Ten Report Categories

Graph of consumer reports in Illinois by topic in 2017. The topic with the most reports was identity theft with 19 percent, followed by debt collection with 17 percent, and imposter scams with 12 percent.


Fraud & Other Reports/Losses

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Fraud & Other Reports66,353
Total Fraud Losses$21.9M
Median Fraud Loss$460

Fraud & Other Reports By MSA

Download Metropolitan Statistical Area data [CSV, 1.11 KB]

Map of Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Areas showing number of reports per 100K population, ranging from a low of 308 to a high of 497 See attached CSV file for report data by MSA.


Top Identity Theft Types

Graph of consumer reports of identity theft in Illinois by type in 2017. The type with the most reports was credit card fraud with 39 percent of reports, phone or utilities fraud with 19 percent, employment or tax-related fraud with 19 percent, bank fraud with 14 percent, and loan or lease fraud with 8 percent.


Identity Theft Reports

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Identity Theft Reports15,841

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