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Alaska Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime data for Alaska. You can look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime rates over time, and see how Alaska compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records links for Alaska, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 271,899 total crimes reported in Alaska (40,631 of them violent). Of the 27,190 crimes that transpire each year in Alaska, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Alaska every 19 minutes. This includes 368 murders, 5,201 rapes, and over one hundred and ninety-three thousand thefts (including 23,965 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Alaska for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Alaska has diminished by 10 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 13 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow drop off in crime over the last 10 years in Alaska. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to twenty-seven thousand for Alaska in 2009.

Crime Trends in Alaska (1999-2008)

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in states like Alaska (1999-2008)

Individuals are dissuaded against drawing conclusions from ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a particular location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or discrepencies in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual figure bars to see crime data in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Alaska law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Alaska conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.