The state of Jalisco has the highest rate of identity theft in the country, according to data collected by the Guadalajara College of Certified Public Accountants (CCPG). There were 30,000 cases reported in 2015 out of a total of 92,000 complaints reported in the whole of Mexico. This represents a rise of seven percent compared to the previous year.
Identity theft happens when someone steals another’s personal information and uses it without their permission. It is a crime that can wreak havoc with finances, credit history and often, with a person’s reputation.
According to the CCPG, 63 percent of cases of stolen identity documents result in theft.