These stats astounded me. Especially this:
"3 in 10 households experiencing any type of identity theft discovered it by missing money or noticing unfamiliar charges on an account; almost 1 in 4 were contacted by a credit bureau."That's 3 out of 10!!!
Here is a quick customized Google Maps webpage showing the areas in Texas where households are most at risk: http://gis.uta.edu/arcmap2gmap/samples/idtheft.html. The map shows areas that have a high concentration of at-risk households as determined by the report:
- Income above $75,000
- Urban area
- Householder age 18 - 24
Of course, this map was generated using ArcMap2GMap.