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Safest Cities In Alaska 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score67
  • Sitka, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,921
59
  • Homer, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,418
60
  • Palmer, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,572
63
  • Chena Ridge, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,744
57
  • Ketchikan, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,189
51
  • Steele Creek, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,693
57
  • Gateway, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,061
45
  • Sterling, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,661
51
  • Fishhook, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,866
55
  • Fairbanks, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,578
  • I saw the terrible review above and had to say something. I totally disagree about Fairbanks being a terrible place to live. My husband and I moved here in 2008 and we love it! Yes, it's freaking cold in…[read more]
39
  • Bethel, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,365
52
  • Lakes, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,944
49
  • Wasilla, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,972
  • Could be the worse place on the planet to live. Horrible winters, wet summers, and only two seasons. Avoid this place at all costs. The living conditions are awful, and the population of losers who live…[read more]
46
  • Nikiski, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,029
44
  • Kalifornsky, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,015
63
  • College, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,372
  • I loved living in College, Alaska when I was in college there at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. There's not much besides the University of Alaska Fairbanks in College, Alaska. It's a nice, quiet…[read more]
46
  • Tanaina, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,736
33
  • Meadow Lakes, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,694
64
  • Kodiak, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,272
46
  • Knik-Fairview, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,038
  • Since I have been living in Knik-Fairview, Alaska, it has been a mediocre experience. Although the there is a stable housing market the neighborhoods are mediocre. This city has a high crime rate, and…[read more]
49
  • Badger, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,830
  • The best thing about living in Badger is the stunning beauty of the landscape. Near the Chena river, I love the feeling of being connected to Mother Earth here! The forest are lush, and when I get to see…[read more]
60
  • Juneau, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 32,524
  • Each 3 hour whale watching tour in Juneau includes ½ hour transportation each way from the downtown Juneau cruise ship dock to Auke Bay, where we disembark for the best of Alaska and wildlife cruise. We…[read more]
42
  • Kenai, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,551
55
  • Anchorage, AK
  • (City)
  • Population: 299,321
  • I can honestly say this is hands down the worst place anyone could ever choose to live. It’s like being on an island, not a tropical island, but an island where it snows 8 months a year and is just…[read more]

Low crime rates are an important factor when determining the livability of any given city in Alaska. Finding the safest places to live in Alaska can be challenging, especially in larger cities which tend to have more crime. Luckily, AreaVibes has done all the heavy lifting for you. Using science and data, AreaVibes has created a list of the safest places to live in Alaska with a population over 5,000.

The Alaska cities listed above have impeccably low crime rates when compared to other cities in the state. How did we choose the safest places to live in Alaska? To create the list, we looked at both property crimes (burglary, theft, vehicle theft) and violent crimes (murder, rape, robbery, assault), then calculated the number of crimes per 100,000 people so that all cities are compared equally. Higher weights were given to violent crimes.

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