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Mortgage Fraud Activity First-Quarter 2012

Q1 2012
Index Level
Q1 2012
National – Total 1151 $1,751,061,769
Alaska 7 $9,200,000
Alabama 23 $11,534,408
Arkansas 0 $0
Arizona 47 $82,804,303
California 160 $207,820,700
Colorado 10 $6,000,000
Connecticut 40 $41,320,614
Delaware 7 $1,000,000
Florida 163 $260,422,920
Georgia 17 $3,200,000
Hawaii 0 $0
Iowa 7 $3,700,000
Idaho 13 $11,100,000
Illinois 10 $7,400,000
Indiana 13 $2,576,192
Kansas 0 $0
Kentucky 0 $0
Louisiana 13 $4,300,000
Maine 0 $0
Massachusetts 17 $5,551,488
Maryland 27 $15,918,860
Michigan 33 $126,250,000
Minnesota 70 $80,700,000
Missouri 23 $19,934,752
Mississippi 0 $0
Montana 0 $0
Nebraska 7 $1,045,516
Nevada 50 $133,800,000
New Hampshire 10 $13,000,000
New Jersey 37 $12,800,437
New Mexico 0 $0
New York 53 $144,240,000
North Carolina 53 $226,000,000
Ohio 60 $70,000,145
Oklahoma 0 $0
Oregon 10 $38,000,000
Pennsylvania 47 $68,562,330
Rhode Island 7 $1,100,000
South Carolina 7 $1,500,000
South Dakota 0 $0
Tennessee 3 $580,234
Texas 40 $47,961,000
Utah 0 $0
Vermont 0 $0
Virginia 43 $81,158,178
Washington 7 $2,500,000
Washington, D.C. 7 $4,042,692
West Virginia 10 $4,037,000
Wisconsin 0 $0
National – Total 1151 $1,751,061,769

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Historical Fraud Index Data

  • The Index was created by and utilizes mortgage fraud data tracked by
  • The index reflects active criminal and civil mortgage fraud cases.
  • Cases involving larger dollar amounts are given greater value in the index.
  • Excludes foreclosure fraud and investor fraud.
  • If there were no fraud activity tracked during a given quarter, the index would be zero.
  • A minimum of $100,000 was used for all cases tracked including when no amount was available.
  • The national total index is an aggregate of all state data.
  • When no data was available on the dollar amount involved, estimates were based on available data such as the number of properties involved, losses to lenders or the number of charges filed. Locality was also a factor.

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