So if you are victim of crime and lose your identification, go immediately to the local law
enforcement station and file a report. Most of the time, you will be allowed to travel if you have gone to your local police or sheriff station and made a a report. Bring a copy of the report with you to the airport to show both airport and TSA check-in personnel. Possession of a police report will help prove your case why you do not have possession of valid identification. However, even if you don't have one, the Transportation Security Administration can verify your identity other ways besides a driver's license. If possible, try to obtain an old expired identification card, or some other type of identification card that has your picture on it and may be verified. Remember, government issued IDs that are expired are not valid, but may help identify you in this unique situation.
Here's Some Advice to Get Access to Your ID in Case of Loss or Theft
1. Have ID numbers and photos of ID's and anything else of value in your wallet like credit cards available.
2. You can travel with copies (as long as those don't lost)
3. Keep some information on line which you can retrieve it , or call a family member who can email or fax copies to you in the event of an emergency.
Here's Another Consideration
Print out your airline boarding passes from home or the hotel kiosk prior to arriving at the airport, in case you can't do it at the airport. While you wouldn't be able to use them ultimately, they may be somewhat helpful to prove your identify. Use an anti-theft document organizer, (click here to learn more) to minimize losing or theft of your valuables in the first place. We like travel wallets which attach to your clothing, or hidden waist wallets to keep ID's money and credit cards close.
At the Airport
Tell the TSA screening agent that you do not have your ID because it was lost or stolen and provide them a copy of the police report (always keep a back-up copy in case one is lost or not given back to you). Typically, once this happens TSA personnel will alert other authorities of your "special issue" of being a security risk and assign personnel to address the issue. Obviously, expect additional security checks, searches, and scrutiny, to ensure the safety of others traveling. Remember, other than you, no one knows who you are so expect to be delayed while the TSA addresses this security issue.