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10. Maryland

Mortgage Fraud Index: 20 out of 100

Located outside the nation’s capital, Maryland has an estimated 5.8 million people living within its borders. Sixty percent were homeowners between 2006 and 2010, according to the Census Bureau.

In the third quarter of 2011, 153 people were the subject of suspicious activity reports.

Greg Pease | Getty Images || Source: Census.gov, FBI, FinCEN