It may feel like people talk altogether too much about identity theft. There is a good reason for that, though. Identity theft happens every day and in greater numbers all the time. There are many reasons for this, but much of it is because of sensitive information that has not been handled safely. Documents like credit card statements, office documents, health records, and other information can all cause a big risk. Local paper shredding and other methods can help prevent identity theft. Here is how.