You are more likely to be a victim of cybercrime in Nevada than in any other state.
That’s according to a recent analysis by Windows Report, which analyzed data from the FBI’s 2022 Internet Crime Report to see which states had the most cybercrime victims per 100,000 people and which states lost the most money to victims on average.
The state of Nevada tops the list, with 9,090 victims of cybercrime in the state last year, which is about 300 victims per 100,000 people based on population. Total victim losses in 2022 were a massive $127,315,394, an average loss of $14,006 per victim.
In absolute numbers, California was the highest, with a total of 80,766 victims, although the proportion per 100,000 was 204, the fifth highest on the list. California also had the highest cumulative losses, at $2,012,806,866, or nearly $25,000 per person.
“Just because your state doesn’t appear on the list doesn’t necessarily mean you’re not at risk, and it’s still important to be aware online of how clever scammers are today. This is especially true for transactions. Huge sums of money, as evident by some of the huge casualty losses in every state,” said a company representative.
Alabama is the state where individual victims have lost the most to cybercrime. $247,930,058 lost by 4,893 victims, each victim of cybercrime lost an average of $50,670 in 2022. However, with only 100 victims per 100,000 people, the state comes in 43rd.rd List of all states.
The Alabama result shows that what you measure is as important, if not more so, than how you measure it. An analysis by Sprinto last month said Alabama was the second most at-risk state for cybercrime, based on the average loss per complaint: $57,477, which is very close to this latest survey.