You are more likely to be a victim of cybercrime in Nevada than any other state.
This is according to a recent analysis from Windows Report, which analyzed data from the FBI’s 2022 Internet Crime Report to see which state had the highest amount of cybercrime victims per 100,000 people and which states saw victims lose the most money on average.
The state of Nevada tops this list, with 9,090 cybercrime victims last year in the state, which is around 300 victims per 100,000 people when accounted for population numbers. Total victim losses in 2022 amounted to a massive $127,315,394, a loss of $14,006 per victim on average.
In terms of absolute numbers, California was the highest, with a total of 80,766 victims, though the per-100,000 proportion was 204, the fifth highest on the list. California also featured the highest cumulative losses, $2,012,806,866 or almost $25,000 per person.
“If your state doesn’t appear on the list, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re not at risk either, and it’s still important to be cautious online with how clever scams are getting nowadays. This is especially true when dealing with transactions of large sums of money, which is evident with some of the huge victim losses across all states,” said a spokesperson with the company.
Alabama is the state where individual victims lost the most to cybercrime on average. With a total of $247,930,058 lost to 4,893 victims, each cybercrime victim lost roughly $50,670 on average in 2022. However, with just 100 victims per every 100,000 people, the state comes in 43rd on the list of all states.
The Alabama result demonstrates the way that what you measure is just as important—if not more so—than how you measure it. An analysis from Sprinto last month said Alabama was the state with the second highest risk of cybercrime based on average loss per complaint: $57,477, very close to this most recent poll.