FBI says these states were hit with the most cybercrimes last year

Cybercrimes are costing states millions of dollars.

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The FBI got 467,361 complaints cybercrime complaints in 2019.

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A new report from the FBI shows which states filed the most internet and cybercrime complaints in 2019, and California tops the list. 

The FBI's Internet Crime report, out Tuesday, found that California, Florida, Texas and New York took the top spots in terms of number of victims per state. When looking at the list in terms of losses, California also comes in first, with $5.7 million, followed by Florida, Ohio and Texas.  

On a national scale, the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), received 467,361 total complaints last year, adding up to more than $3.5 billion in losses. Both the number of complaints and amount of money lost is on the rise. The report said that in 2015 there were 288,012 complaints, accounting for $1.1 billion.

The report also said some of the most common crimes are phishing by email, phone and text. 

Originally published Feb. 12.
Update, Feb. 13: Includes additional information on complaints and losses.