Robocalls are on the rise across the US. Nearly half the calls made from US cell phones in 2019 were spam according to a report from the Federal Communications Commission.
Using data from the Federal Trade Commission’s National Do Not Call Registry, Provision Living analyzed robocall complaints in every state to identify where robocalls are happening the most. In the report they analyze which states had the most robocalls in 2019 as well as the states with the most robocalls since 2015.
Here’s what they found:
- Connecticut was the 10th hardest-hit state in 2019. Connecticut residents filed 74,719 robocall complaints, or 2,079 robocalls per 100,000 residents.
- Since 2015, Connecticut has received the 4th most robocalls of any state. 381,918 robocalls or 10,625 robocalls per 100,000 residents.
- Nationwide, robocalls have seen an average increase of 14% since 2015. Connecticut saw a slightly lower increase in that time period at 12%.
- Top types of robocalls in Connecticut since 2015 include debt reduction, imposters and medical & prescription calls.
The East Coast seems to be a magnet for robocalls as New Jersey, Delaware and Connecticut all rank within the top ten. Since 2015, New Jersey received a total of 1,071,918 robocall complaints, which makes it the No. 1 state in the nation for robocalls, according to the FTC. Nearby Delaware, which ranks No. 2, received a staggering 10,735 per capita. Overall, Alaska seems to be a somewhat safe haven from robocalls with 15,627 robocall complaints within the last five years, or 2,116 per capita. Surprisingly, this is slightly less than the number of complaints that New Jersey received in 2019 alone.
In 2019, Colorado was the hardest-hit state in terms of receiving the most robocalls. According to the FTC, residents in the Rocky Mountain state filed 130,640 robocall complaints, or 2,403 robocalls per capita. Neighboring Arizona was No. 2 with 158,549 robocall complaints, or 2,328 per capita.
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