Fairbanks, AK
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Fairbanks, AK crime analytics


With a crime rate of 44 per one thousand residents, Fairbanks 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 23. Within Alaska, more than 89% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Fairbanks.

Importantly, when you compare Fairbanks to other communities of similar population, then Fairbanks crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Fairbanks does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Fairbanks 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 Fairbanks.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Fairbanks occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Fairbanks; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 202. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Fairbanks is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Fairbanks, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 26, which is a rate of 39 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Fairbanks 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 Fairbanks is one in 299.

Fairbanks Crime Data

 

Crime Index

9

(100 is safest)


Safer than 9% of U.S. Cities

Fairbanks Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

160

1,259

1,419

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.95

38.95

43.90

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Fairbanks 4.95
Alaska 7.30

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 202

in Fairbanks

1 in 137

in Alaska

Fairbanks VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 32,325
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 16 24 119
Rate per 1,000 0.03 0.49 0.74 3.68

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Fairbanks 38.95
Alaska 28.18

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 26

in Fairbanks

1 in 35

in Alaska

Fairbanks Property CRIMES

Population: 32,325
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 152 999 108
Rate per 1,000 4.70 30.90 3.34

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Fairbanks Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Fairbanks 44
Alaska 8