Commentators believe that the nation’s economic woes, and the consequent unemployment rate, may be linked to a recent rise in suspected cases of insurance fraud. Recently released figures say that 23,402 questionable insurance claims were noted in the state of New York from 2010 through 2012. The data was released by the National Insurance Crime Bureau.
The data places New York near the top as the third highest ranking state for suspected insurance fraud cases during the three year period. New York City ranked number one among cities for suspected insurance fraud with slightly more than 13,500 suspected cases of insurance fraud.