The FTC collects data related to various aspects of its mission and work, and shares that data in different formats and at different levels of frequency. This page links to visualizations, reports, API endpoints, and datasets.
Consumer Protection Data and Visualizations
The FTC collects reports from consumers about fraud, identity theft, and other consumer problems. These reports are stored in the Consumer Sentinel Network (“Sentinel”) database. Annual and quarterly Sentinel data is available for exploration on the FTC’s interactive online dashboards, and is also released annually in the Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book. The FTC encourages use of the data to advance consumer education, research, and the development of solutions to address marketplace problems.
Selected topics based on trends seen in the Sentinel data are explored in greater depth in the Consumer Protection Data Spotlight.
The FTC makes a variety of data sets related to competition and consumer protection available on an annual basis. It also publishes numbers of unwanted phone calls reported by consumers to DoNotCall.gov on a daily basis.