Wasilla, AK
Crime Rates


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Wasilla, AK crime analytics

With a crime rate of 73 per one thousand residents, Wasilla 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 14. Within Alaska, more than 98% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Wasilla.

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 9,284, Wasilla has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Wasilla 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 Wasilla.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Wasilla 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 Wasilla; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 244. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Wasilla is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Wasilla, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 15, which is a rate of 69 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Wasilla 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 Wasilla is one in 166.

Wasilla Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 2% of U.S. Cities

Wasilla Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Wasilla 4.09
Alaska 7.30

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 244

in Wasilla

1 in 137

in Alaska


Population: 9,284
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 1 8 29
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.11 0.86 3.12


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)

Wasilla 68.61
Alaska 28.18

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 15

in Wasilla

1 in 35

in Alaska

Wasilla Property CRIMES

Population: 9,284
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 49 532 56
Rate per 1,000 5.28 57.30 6.03

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

Wasilla Crimes Per Square Mile

Wasilla 52
Alaska 8