Reported Annual Crime In Anchorage

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAnchorage/100k peopleAlaska/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime15,027n/a (estimate)4,9883,5482,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAnchorage/100k peopleAlaska/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder26n/a8.68.04.9
Rape517n/a171.6122.038.6
Robbery621n/a206.1103.1101.9
Assault2,062n/a684.5497.1237.8
Violent crime3,226n/a (estimate)1,071730373
Burglary1,685n/a559.4475.5491.4
Theft8,962n/a2,975.12,065.11,775.4
Vehicle theft1,154n/a383.1277.1220.2
Property crime11,801n/a (estimate)3,9172,8182,487
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Anchorage, AK is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 41% higher than the average of crimes committed in Alaska. It is also 74% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Anchorage, AK shows a crime rate that is 47% higher than the Alaska average. The crime rate is also 187% higher than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Anchorage, AK is shown to be 39% higher than the Alaska average and 58% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Anchorage is 74% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 13.67 daily crimes that occur in Anchorage.
  • Anchorage is safer than 4% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Anchorage you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Anchorage has increased by 6%.

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Daily Crime In Anchorage (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Anchorage, AK for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for Alaska as well as those across America as a whole. The Anchorage, AK total amount of daily offenses is 1.41 times more than the Alaska average and 1.74 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Anchorage, AK is 1.47 times more than the Alaska average, and it is 2.87 times more than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Anchorage, AK has a daily crime figure that is 1.39 times more than the Alaska average and 1.58 times more than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Anchorage (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Anchorage, AK in comparison to other notable cities in the state of Alaska as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Anchorage, AK to other cities in the state and across the country, Anchorage, AK is 4% safer than other cities of Alaska and 4% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in Alaska cities and all around the United States, Anchorage, AK has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Anchorage, AK crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Anchorage

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Anchorage is 1 in 94
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Anchorage is 1 in 26
The chance of being a victim of crime in Anchorage is 1 in 21
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Anchorage, AK? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Anchorage, AK, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 94. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 26 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Anchorage, AK is 1 in 21.

Year Over Year Crime In Anchorage (per 100,000 people)

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Anchorage, AK is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Anchorage, AK has increased by 24%, the amount of property crime in Anchorage, AK has increased by 2%, and the total amount of crime in Anchorage, AK has increased by 6% year to year.

Anchorage police department

ItemAnchorageAlaskaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)5111,171556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.75.43.3
There are a total of 511 Anchorage police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 68.3% less than the Alaska average and 47.7% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Alaska

StateTotal offendersAlaska /100KNational /100K
Alaska3,188455222
There are a total of 3,188 sex offenders in Alaska. This yields a total of 455 sex offenders in Alaska per 100,000 residents which is 105% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Point MacKenzie, AK4731,0053,8794,884
Anchorage, AK298,1781,0713,9174,988

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Stockton, CA297,2231,3524,2635,615
Cincinnati, OH297,1179255,5106,435
Lexington-Fayette, KY304,4733323,9504,282
St. Paul, MN291,7287033,2823,985
Pittsburgh, PA306,0457063,2243,931
Anchorage, AK298,1781,0713,9174,988
Source: The Anchorage, AK crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.