Anchorage, AK
Crime Rates



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Anchorage, AK crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

With a crime rate of 63 per one thousand residents, Anchorage has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 16. Within Alaska, more than 92% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Anchorage. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Anchorage to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 291,538, Anchorage has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Anchorage does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Anchorage.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Anchorage does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Anchorage.

For Anchorage, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Anchorage is one in 76.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Anchorage is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Anchorage, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 20, which is a rate of 50 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Anchorage has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Anchorage is one in 100.

Anchorage Crime Data

 

Crime Index

2

(100 is safest)


Safer than 2% of U.S. Cities

Anchorage Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

3,829

14,667

18,496

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

13.13

50.31

63.44

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Anchorage 13.13
Alaska 8.85

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 76

in Anchorage

1 in 113

in Alaska

Anchorage VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 291,538
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 26 616 717 2,470
Rate per 1,000 0.09 2.11 2.46 8.47

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Anchorage 50.31
Alaska 33.00

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 20

in Anchorage

1 in 30

in Alaska

Anchorage Property CRIMES

Population: 291,538
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 2,076 9,674 2,917
Rate per 1,000 7.12 33.18 10.01

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Anchorage Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Anchorage 11
Alaska 9