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Total crime 90%
Violent crime 60%
Property crime 95%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleFairbanks/100k peopleAlaska/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,547n/a (estimate)4,8904,1862,580
Murder4n/a12.66.45.0
Rape21n/a66.4161.642.6
Robbery43n/a135.9121.586.2
Assault125n/a395.1595.4246.8
Violent crime193n/a (estimate)610885381
Burglary111n/a350.9539.6376.0
Theft1,089n/a3,442.42,219.01,594.6
Vehicle theft154n/a486.8541.9228.9
Property crime1,354n/a (estimate)4,2803,3012,200

Key findings

  • Fairbanks crime rates are 90% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Fairbanks are 60% higher than the national average
  • In Fairbanks you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Fairbanks is safer than 8% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Fairbanks has increased by 1%

Fairbanks crime map

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The Fairbanks crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Fairbanks 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 Fairbanks crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Fairbanks (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Fairbanks for every 100,000 residents. The Fairbanks total amount of daily crime is 1.17 times more than the Alaska average and 1.90 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Fairbanks, is 1.45 times less than the Alaska average, and it is 1.60 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Fairbanks has a daily crime average that is 1.30 times more than the Alaska average and 1.95 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Fairbanks (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Alaska and all other cities across the US, is Fairbanks safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Fairbanks is safer than 36% of other cities in the state of Alaska. In addition, Fairbanks is safer than 8% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Alaska and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Fairbanks. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Fairbanks is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Fairbanks

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Fairbanks is 1 in 164
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Fairbanks is 1 in 24
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Fairbanks is 1 in 21
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Fairbanks? In Fairbanks, AK you have a 1 in 164 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Fairbanks.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Fairbanks is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Fairbanks has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 11% in Fairbanks, while property crimes in Fairbanks have increased by 3%. Total crime has increased by 1% year over year.

      Fairbanks police department

      ItemFairbanksAlaskaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)501,171558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.55.43.3
      There are a total of 50 Fairbanks police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 71.4% less than the Alaska average and 52.6% 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
      Ester, AK2,7273801,4181,798
      Goldstream, AK3,9603881,4461,833
      Farmers Loop, AK4,5174351,6212,055
      Chena Ridge, AK5,7445331,9882,521
      Steele Creek, AK6,6936502,4223,072
      North Pole, AK2,3005252,9583,483
      College, AK14,3728733,2544,127
      Fairbanks, AK32,5786104,2804,890

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Greenville, MS32,6123133,2103,523
      Waxahachie, TX32,5362021,4551,656
      Juneau, AK32,5248274,8565,683
      Englewood, CO32,5232376,1066,343
      Eastpointe, MI32,6486833,2683,951
      Fairbanks, AK32,5786104,2804,890
      Source: The Fairbanks, AK crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.