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9. New Jersey

Mortgage Fraud Index: 25 out of 100

Sandwiched between New York and Pennsylvania, New Jersey is only 7,300 square miles but is home to more than eight million people. Sixty-nine percent owned a home between 2006 and 2010.

Between July and September 2011, 247 people were suspected of mortgage fraud in New Jersey.

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