About This Statistic
This statistic shows the average annualized costs caused by cyber crimes in the United States as August 2015, sorted by affected industry sector. That year, cyber crime caused an average annualized loss of 16.45 million U.S. dollars in the technology sector. In 2016, the majority of records exposed due to data breaches in the United States were in the medical and healthcare sector, followed by government data. The number of data breaches in the United States amounted to 1,093 in 2016, up from 781 in 2015.