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Financial crimes on the rise in New Jersey, study says

NEW JERSEY – According to a survey conducted by market research firm TOP Data, 61% of Americans have experienced credit card fraud in the past year and 40% of them have lost a significant amount of money as a result.

To break down the results, America’s Safest States – a study that takes an in-depth look at the security levels of all 50 states- have found that New Jersey has suffered a 6% increase in financial crime compared to pre-pandemic figures.

These are the results for New Jersey in financial crimes in 2022:

#44 Investment crimes
#26 Package theft
#31 Credit card fraud
#38 Identity theft
#25 Extortion rate
#35 Personal data breaches

On the other hand, South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota lead the top three positions in the ranking with the least amount of financial crimes per capita.

For the complete study and methodology, or additional details about Safest States in America, click here.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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