Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book 2017: Indiana

Top Ten Report Categories

Graph of consumer reports in Indiana by topic in 2017. The topic with the most reports was debt collection with 21 percent, followed by imposter scams with 15 percent, and identity theft with 13 percent.


Fraud & Other Reports/Losses

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Fraud & Other Reports34,765
Total Fraud Losses$9.3M
Median Fraud Loss$495

Fraud & Other Reports By MSA

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Map of Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Areas showing number of reports per 100K population, ranging from a low of 328 to a high of 560. See attached CSV file for report data by MSA.


Top Identity Theft Types

Graph of consumer reports of identity theft in Indiana by type in 2017. The type with the most reports was credit card fraud with 28 percent of reports, employment- or tax-related fraud with 28 percent, phone or utilities fraud with 19 percent, bank fraud with 12 percent, and loan or lease fraud with 8 percent.


Identity Theft Reports

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Identity Theft Reports5,027

Percentages are based on the total number of relevant 2017 reports from Indiana consumers, as indicated in the chart title. This page excludes reports provided by the Indiana Attorney General. Consumers can report multiple types of identity theft.