Americans Remain Concerned About Credit Card Theft
According to the latest figures from Gallup, reports of credit card theft have decreased in the past year. Only 22% of respondents said they had experienced credit card theft in 2015, compared to 27% in 2014.
With the record number of highly publicized credit card hacks that took place toward the end of 2013 and throughout 2014, it is promising to see fewer victims. Nevertheless, credit card theft is still the highest reported crime in America according to this survey, ahead of sexual assault, physical assault, and a range of other crimes.
Consumers remain very concerned about having their cards taken by thieves. 69% of the respondents each year said they either “frequently” or “occasionally” worry about having their credit card information stolen.
People who have been a victim of credit card theft are more likely to worry frequently about their data being stolen than those who have not had their information stolen. 53% of victims reported frequent concerns about credit card theft, versus 29% of non-victims.