Cybercrime Across the US: See How Much the Average Scam Victim Loses in Your State

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In an increasingly digital world, cybercrime — defined as any malicious activity done via a computer or the internet, such as email scams and identity theft — has become more rampant. There were over 587,600 victims of cybercrime in the U.S. in 2021, with total monetary losses for these crimes adding up to $8.3 billion, according to a recent study conducted by Third Party Trust.

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The study found that cybercrimes were most prevalent in Nevada, with nearly 20,000 victims in 2021 and an average monetary loss of about $6,500 per victim — but there are some states where the average victim lost much more. Here’s a look at the average monetary loss per cybercrime scam victim in each state.

  1. North Dakota: $32,016
  2. New York: $21,752
  3. California: $21,464
  4. Connecticut: $20,616
  5. Vermont: $18,838
  6. Massachusetts: $18,622
  7. New Jersey: $18,606
  8. South Dakota: $18,056
  9. Michigan: $17,716
  10. Utah: $17,531
  11. Texas: $17,531
  12. Tennessee: $16,056
  13. Virginia: $15,557
  14. Oklahoma: $15,126
  15. Minnesota: $14,241
  16. Washington: $13,844
  17. Georgia: $13,835
  18. Florida: $13,198
  19. New Hampshire: $13,129
  20. Colorado: $13,021
  21. Pennsylvania: $12,954
  22. Hawaii: $12,928
  23. Wyoming: $12,923
  24. Oregon: $12,760
  25. Illinois: $11,585
  26. Arizona: $11,024
  27. Kansas: $10,605
  28. Rhode Island: $10,459
  29. Maryland: $10,203
  30. Mississippi: $10,098
  31. Nebraska: $9,972
  32. Alabama: $9,965
  33. North Carolina: $9,759
  34. Louisiana: $9,474
  35. Idaho: $9,458
  36. Montana: $9,383
  37. South Carolina: $8,210
  38. Delaware: $8,172
  39. Alaska: $8,123
  40. Ohio: $8,006
  41. Nevada: $6,469
  42. Wisconsin: $6,265
  43. Indiana: $6,144
  44. Arkansas: $6,052
  45. Missouri: $6,049
  46. Kentucky: $5,505
  47. Maine: $5,437
  48. West Virginia: $5,147
  49. New Mexico: $5,015
  50. Iowa: $4,238
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All data is sourced from Third Party Trust and is accurate as of Aug. 24, 2022.

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