The 9 states with the lowest rates of identity theft


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You probably know identity theft is a very serious problem. For 15 years, it has ranked as the No. 1 consumer complaint in the U.S., and each year, watchdogs report more instances of ID theft than the year before.

The threat is much greater in some states than in others. Where are you least likely to have your identity stolen?

Here’s a countdown of the states with the lowest rates of identity theft, according to the Consumer Sentinel Network, a database of complaints lodged with government agencies and consumer groups.

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