Most commonly reported types of cyber crime 2018

This statistic gives information on the most common types of cyber crime as reported to the U.S. Internet Crime Complaint Center in 2018. In the reported period, 16,128 cases of online identity theft were reported to the IC3. Non-payment or non-delivery fraud ranked first with 65,116 complaints.

Types of cyber crime most frequently reported to the IC3 in 2018, by victim count

Number of complaints
Personal data breach50,642
No lead value36,936
Confidence fraud/romance18,493
Harassment/threats of violence18,415
Advance fee16,362
Identity theft16,128
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Release date

July 2019



Survey time period


Special properties

crimes reported to IC3

Supplementary notes

In 2015, the United States accounted for 80.2 percent of complaints to the IC3.

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