Guest Post: Americans Received More Than 24 Billion Robocalls in H1 2022 Says Atlas VPN

Robocalls are gaining popularity. Clinics use them to remind patients about their appointments, telemarketers employ them to sell their latest products, and scammers utilize them as a tool to lure out personal information.

According to the data presented by the Atlas VPN team, based on the Robocall Index by YouMail, people in the United States received 24.3 billion robocalls in the first half of this year. 

The last three quarters saw an upward trend in robocalls. In the first quarter of this year, robocalls had increased by 2% to 12.04 billion compared to Q4 2021, when 11.82 robocalls were registered in the US. In March alone, 4.37 billion robocalls were recorded in the US — more than any other month in 2022.

Moving on from Q1 2022 to Q2 2022, the robocalls once again rose by 2% to 12.26 billion. Nevertheless, if we contrast the numbers of the first half of 2021 to this year’s data, we see an 8% drop from 26.44 billion robocalls in H1 2021 to 24.3 billion in H1 2022.

The US states most affected by robocalls

While no US state was safe from robocalls in the first half of this year, some were affected more than others.

Out of all the states, Texas got the most significant share of robocalls. In total, 2.95 billion robocalls were directed at the state’s residents, meaning that on average, each Texan endured nearly 98 robocalls in H1 2022.

California follows Texas with 2.22 billion robocalls in H1 2022 or around 56 calls per person. 

Meanwhile, Florida occupies the third spot on the list. Its residents experienced a total of 1.92 billion robocalls or approximately 87 calls per resident. 

Next up is Georgia, with 1.54 billion robocalls. Despite Texas leading the chart with the most robocalls overall, people in the state of Georgia suffered the most robocalls individually — close to 141 per state resident. Atlanta, Georgia, was also the most affected city by robocalls in the first half of this year. In total, its residents faced nearly a billion robocalls.

New York rounds out the top five list of most robocall-affected states. Its residents received 1.23 billion robocalls (64 per resident).  

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