Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book 2017: Kentucky

Top Ten Report Categories

Graph of consumer reports in Kentucky by topic in 2017. The topic with the most reports was debt collection with 20 percent, followed by imposter scams with 15 percent, and identity theft with 12 percent.


Fraud & Other Reports/Losses

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Fraud & Other Reports22,371
Total Fraud Losses$6M
Median Fraud Loss$450

Fraud & Other Reports By MSA

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Map of Kentucky Metropolitan Statistical Areas showing number of reports per 100K population, ranging from a low of 325 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 Kentucky by type in 2017. The type with the most reports was employment or tax-related fraud with 34 percent of reports, credit card fraud with 27 percent, phone or utilities fraud with 14 percent, bank fraud with 12 percent, and government documents or benefits fraud with 6 percent.


Identity Theft Reports

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Identity Theft Reports3,060

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