While discussing public records and identity theft with a friend, I discovered that West Virginia has one of the lowest identity theft rates in the country.  In 2006, the top five states were:

Rank
State
Victims/100,000
Population
Total Victims
1 Arizona 1427.8 9,113
2 Nevada 120.0 2,994
3 California 113.5 41,396
4 Texas 110.6 26,006
5 Florida 98.3 17,780

The bottom five were:

46 West Virginia 30.3 715
47 Iowa 34.9 1,041
48 South Dakota 30.2 236
49 North Dakota 29.7 189
50 Vermont 28.5 178
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