The number of questionable claims increased 16 percent from 2011 to 2012, according to new data from the National Insurance Crime Bureau. There were 116,171 questionable claims filed in 2012, 100,201 filed in 2011 and 91,652 filed in 2010.

Of the 44 policy types identified in the 2012 questionable claims data, personal automobile was the most common type with 78,024. Personal property: homeowners (17,183) was second, followed by workers’ compensation and employers’ liability (4,459), commercial automobile (3,554), commercial liability: general liability (2,650), and personal property: other, which saw the biggest year-to-year increase in terms of percentage, jumping from 1,090 questionable claims in 2011 to 2,621 in 2012.

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