Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book 2017: Louisiana

Top Ten Report Categories

Graph of consumer reports in Louisiana by topic in 2017. The topic with the most reports was debt collection with 30 percent, followed by imposter scams with 11 percent, and identity theft with 11 percent.


Fraud & Other Reports/Losses

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Fraud & Other Reports27,266
Total Fraud Losses$8.4M
Median Fraud Loss$411

Fraud & Other Reports By MSA

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Map of Louisiana Metropolitan Statistical Areas showing number of reports per 100K population, ranging from a low of 367 to a high of 551 See attached CSV file for report data by MSA.


Top Identity Theft Types

Graph of consumer reports of identity theft in Louisiana by type in 2017. The type with the most reports was credit card fraud with 29 percent of reports, employment or tax-related fraud with 23 percent, phone or utilities fraud with 16 percent, bank fraud with 15 percent, and loan or lease fraud with 10 percent.


Identity Theft Reports

State Rank
(Reports per 100K Population)
Total Identity Theft Reports3,340

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