Most frequent forms of data theft in the United States 2016

Share of adults in the United States who have experienced selected forms of data theft as of May 2016

Most frequent forms of data theft in the United States 2016 This statistic shows the share of adults in the United States who had fallen victim to a one or more selected forms of data theft as of May 2016. As of the survey period, 41 percent of respondents had noticed fraudulent charges on their credit card.
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Share of adults in the United States who have experienced selected forms of data theft as of May 2016

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Share of respondents
Noticed fraudulent charges on their credit card41%
Received a notice that personal inforrmation had been compromised35%
Had their email account taken over without permission16%
Received notice their social security number was compromised15%
Had a loan or line of credit taken out in their name14%
Had their social media account taken over without permission13%
Had a tax refund taken out in their name6%
Any of these64%
Share of respondents
Noticed fraudulent charges on their credit card41%
Received a notice that personal inforrmation had been compromised35%
Had their email account taken over without permission16%
Received notice their social security number was compromised15%
Had a loan or line of credit taken out in their name14%
Had their social media account taken over without permission13%
Had a tax refund taken out in their name6%
Any of these64%
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This statistic shows the share of adults in the United States who had fallen victim to a one or more selected forms of data theft as of May 2016. As of the survey period, 41 percent of respondents had noticed fraudulent charges on their credit card.
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