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:
- Arizona was the second hardest-hit state in 2019. Arizona residents filed 158,549 robocall complaints, or 2,328 robocalls per 100,00 residents.
- Since 2015, Arizona has received the 5th most robocalls of any state. 723,148 robocalls or 10,619 robocalls per 100,000 residents.
- Nationwide, robocalls have seen an average increase of 14% since 2015. Arizona saw a similar increase in that time period at 16%.
Find full report here.