Increase in Counterfeit Identification Seizures

In the first half of 2011, over 1,700 counterfeit id cards were seized by U.S. Customs in the Chicago area, or over 280 per month.

In 2010, authorities were seizing about 10 fake ids per month.

(More data about fake ids and counterfeit passports.)

Source: Bonnie Miller Rubin, “Chicago police see an influx of fake IDs,” New Hampshire Sentinel Source, August 8, 2011.