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Total crime 121%
Violent crime 228%
Property crime 102%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAnchorage/100k peopleAlaska/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime15,842n/a (estimate)5,5063,7782,489
Murder32n/a11.19.45.0
Rape540n/a187.7148.742.6
Robbery621n/a215.8112.981.6
Assault2,388n/a829.9596.0250.2
Violent crime3,581n/a (estimate)1,245867379
Burglary1,692n/a588.0487.1340.5
Theft9,038n/a3,141.12,066.01,549.5
Vehicle theft1,531n/a532.1357.7219.9
Property crime12,261n/a (estimate)4,2612,9112,110

Key findings

  • Anchorage crime rates are 121% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Anchorage are 228% higher than the national average
  • In Anchorage you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Anchorage is safer than 2% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Anchorage has decreased by 12%

Anchorage crime map

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The Anchorage crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Anchorage as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Anchorage crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Anchorage (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Anchorage for every 100,000 residents. The Anchorage total amount of daily crime is 1.46 times more than the Alaska average and 2.21 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Anchorage, is 1.44 times more than the Alaska average, and it is 3.28 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Anchorage has a daily crime average that is 1.46 times more than the Alaska average and 2.02 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Anchorage (higher is better)

      Is Anchorage safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Alaska as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Anchorage to other cities in the state and across the country, Anchorage is 4% safer than other cities of Alaska and 2% safer than other cities in the nation. Anchorage has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Anchorage

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Anchorage is 1 in 81
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Anchorage is 1 in 24
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Anchorage is 1 in 19
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Anchorage? If you reside in Anchorage, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 81. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 24 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. 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, is 1 in 19.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Anchorage, Alaska (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Anchorage has decreased by 5%, the amount of property crime in Anchorage has decreased by 14%, and the total amount of crime in Anchorage has decreased by 12% year over year.

      Anchorage police department

      ItemAnchorageAlaskaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)5111,171558,732
      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 47.5% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Alaska

      StateTotal offendersAlaska /100KNational /100K
      Alaska3,433490266
      There are a total of 3,433 sex offenders in Alaska. This yields a total of 490 sex offenders in Alaska per 100,000 residents which is 84% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Point MacKenzie, AK6001,2364,1505,386
      Anchorage, AK299,3211,2454,2615,506

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Cincinnati, OH298,0118454,3035,147
      Stockton, CA301,4431,3973,9445,340
      St. Paul, MN297,1605653,6124,177
      Pittsburgh, PA305,3055793,0163,595
      Lexington-Fayette, KY311,5292972,9983,295
      Anchorage, AK299,3211,2454,2615,506
      Source: The Anchorage, AK crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.