Positive news about the Racine area has once again made a list compiled by NerdWallet.com. According to the financial website, the greater Racine area ranks fifth lowest in the nation compared to other areas with more than 100,000 residents.
The most common form of identity theft revolves around government documents, but credit card fraud isn’t far behind. Data quoted from the Federal Trade Commission shows there were more than 332,000 identity theft complaints in 2014.
Racine only logged 206 complaints from December 2011 to September 14, 2015, 105.6 of which were per 100,000 residents. In the same period, the metro area of Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis reported 2002 incidents, or 127.5 per 100,000 residents.
Wisconsin ranks in the middle of the pack with 74.4 complaints per 100,000 residents compared to 95.6 in Illinois. Florida has the highest rate of incidents at 186.3 per 100,000 residents.
South Dakota was the lowest with just 36.3 reports per 100,000 residents.