GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) — Credit card fraud is on the rise across the United States, and the same is true in Grand Junction, per a recent study by Upgraded Points.
According to the study, in 2022, there were a total of 84 credit card fraud reports in Grand Junction. That’s a 64.7 percent increase from 2021 and a 115.4 percent increase from 2019. On average, there were 5.3 credit card fraud reports per 10,000 residents in 2022.
Colorado had a total of 4,292 fraudulent credit card reports, averaging 7.4 reports per 10,000 residents. According to the data, this is a 36.7 percent increase from 2022 and a 66,7 percent increase from 2019.
When it came to ranking, Grand Junction and Colorado were both in the middle of the pack. Grand Junction scored 94th out of 206 for credit card fraud reports per 10,000 residents. Colorado scored 25th out of all 50 states.
Florida had the most credit card fraud reports of all 50 states and in general, southern states had higher rates of credit card fraud than northern states.
View the study in its entirety here.