Complaints per 100,000 population: 694
Total complaints: 130,449
Identity theft complaints per 100,000: 178.7 (the most)
Recession home value decline: 44.8 percent(4th largest)
Homes late on payment or in foreclosure: 17.4 percent (the most)
Florida has, far and away, the highest per capita rate of identity theft reports in the country. In 2011, the state had 178.7 complaints per 100,000 population. The greatest percentage of these complaints, 51 percent in total, involved government documents or benefits fraud. The Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach metropolitan area, also known as the Miami metropolitan area, had the highest rate of identity theft complaints in the state and in the country at 324.1 complaints per 100,000 residents. This is nearly double the next-highest MSA.
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