Sitka, AK
Crime Rates

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Sitka, 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 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 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

The crime rate in Sitka is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 18 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 Sitka is 1 in 55. Based on FBI crime data, Sitka is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Alaska, Sitka has a crime rate that is higher than 52% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Sitka compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Sitka with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Sitka's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Sitka's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Sitka is one in 736.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Sitka's rate for property crime is 17 per one thousand population. This makes Sitka 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 Sitka is one in 59.

Sitka Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 39% of U.S. Cities

Sitka Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Sitka 1.36
Alaska 8.04

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 736

in Sitka

1 in 124

in Alaska


Population: 8,830
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 3 0 9
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.34 0.00 1.02


Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Sitka 16.87
Alaska 33.53

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 59

in Sitka

1 in 30

in Alaska

Sitka Property CRIMES

Population: 8,830
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 12 133 4
Rate per 1,000 1.36 15.06 0.45

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Sitka Crimes Per Square Mile

Sitka 0
Alaska 9

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