StatWatch: Identity theft

Summary:9.91 million: The number of Americans who were victim of identity theft in the 12 months ending April 2003 (Federal TradeCommission)$47.

9.91 million: The number of Americans who were victim of identity theft in the 12 months ending April 2003 (Federal Trade
Commission)

$47.6 billion: The loss to U.S. businesses and financial institutions in the 12 months ending April 2003 (Federal Trade
Commission)

1 in 700: The likelihood that identity thieves will be arrested by federal law enforcement (Gartner)

50%: The percentage of identity theft cases that are perpetrated by internal employees (Michigan State University)

$10.2 billion: The expected size of the identity management market by the end of 2008 (Radicati Group)

Topics: Security

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