Infographic: The who, what, and where of identity theft in the U.S.

The source of this infographic on identity theft complaints in the U.S. is the Federal Trade Commission. See a breakdown of the numbers by age group and region.

This infographic, courtesy of Zone Alarm, details the ever-increasing problem of Identity theft in the United States. Complaints about identify theft to the Federal Trade Commission have tripled over the decade between 2001 and 2011. And for whatever reason, as the graphic shows, Florida leads all other states for the number of complaints.

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