"A National Identity Crime Strategy is essential for two primary reasons: first, because identity crime is such a broad crime trend affecting so many entities, a document illustrating agreed upon definitions and goals is fundamental if it is hoped to make significant progress combating it; second, a National Strategy establishes a blueprint for collective actions and solutions. It allows us to share information that identifies gaps and emerging crime trends while establishing a plan of action that benefits all participants. While many organizations have undertaken proactive steps to either educate, prevent, or deter identity crime; without a National Strategy, partner agencies are left to deal with identity crime separately, resulting in a scattershot approach. Collectively, we can establish an effective, targeted plan of action."--Page 4.