Ketchikan, AK
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Ketchikan, AK crime analytics

The crime rate in Ketchikan is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 39 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Ketchikan is 1 in 26. Based on FBI crime data, Ketchikan is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Alaska, Ketchikan has a crime rate that is higher than 83% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Ketchikan to other communities of similar population, then Ketchikan crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Ketchikan 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 Ketchikan 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 Ketchikan.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Ketchikan 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 Ketchikan; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 264. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Ketchikan experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Ketchikan's rate for property crime is 35 per one thousand population. This makes Ketchikan a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Ketchikan is one in 29.

Ketchikan Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 12% of U.S. Cities

Ketchikan Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Ketchikan 3.78
Alaska 7.30

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 264

in Ketchikan

1 in 137

in Alaska


Population: 8,197
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 6 0 24
Rate per 1,000 0.12 0.73 0.00 2.93


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)

Ketchikan 34.77
Alaska 28.18

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 29

in Ketchikan

1 in 35

in Alaska

Ketchikan Property CRIMES

Population: 8,197
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 20 251 14
Rate per 1,000 2.44 30.62 1.71

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

Ketchikan Crimes Per Square Mile

Ketchikan 67
Alaska 8

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