Identity theft is one of the most egregious non-violent crimes that can be perpetrated against someone. This occurs when someone decides to take your own personal information without knowledge or your given permission. In reality, this offense is more than a slight irritation. It's an all out assault on your finances and credit history and it can take a significant of time if you are not attentive, to restore both. Unfortunately, even kids are not safe from this despicable act, so it might be wise to every now and then check to see in case your kid has a credit history in their own name.