Finally, a bit of good news to report about identity theft: The number of victims and the amount stolen remained relatively stable last year, according to the 2016 Identity Fraud Study from Javelin Strategy & Research released on Tuesday. The key findings:
- About 13.1 million Americans became identity fraud victims in 2015. That's up three percent from 2014 and the second highest number in the past six years.
- The amount stolen last year decreased by six percent to $15 billion, the smallest amount in six years.