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1%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
68%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
11%
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleJuneau/100k peopleAlaska/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime747n/a (estimate)2,3512,5482,324
Murder2n/a6.39.56.3
Rape81n/a254.9134.040.0
Robbery23n/a72.475.166.1
Assault91n/a286.4540.2268.2
Violent crime197n/a (estimate)620759370
Burglary56n/a176.2269.0269.8
Theft450n/a1,416.21,274.61,401.9
Vehicle theft44n/a138.5245.5282.7
Property crime550n/a (estimate)1,7311,7891,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Juneau, AK

The Juneau crime rates are 1.2% higher than the national average. There are two main categories of crime - violent crime and property crime. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. There were a total of 197 violent crimes in Juneau (620 per 100,000 people), which is 67.7% higher than the national average and there were a total of 550 property crimes (1731 per 100,000 residents) which is 11.4% lower than average.

In terms of the total Juneau crime rate per 100,000 people, it falls within the midrange when compared to other cities across the United States. Our analysis of total crimes, encompassing both violent and property offenses in Juneau, revealed that the reported crime rates closely align with the nationwide average reported by other areas.

Juneau has a property crime rate that closely mirrors the national average. There were a total of 1731 property crimes in Juneau, while the national average was 1954 per 100,000 people. This results in the area being no safer or more dangerous than the average city.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Juneau?

What is the prevailing sentiment among Juneau residents regarding the state of crime? A comprehensive survey conducted by AreaVibes, involving 47 respondents, sheds light on this matter. The results were as follows: 30% of Juneau residents expressed a notable sense of security, asserting that crime was virtually non-existent in their community, and they felt at ease strolling the streets after dark. While, 70% of those surveyed held a contrasting viewpoint, perceiving a higher incidence of crime, leading them to feel apprehensive about walking alone at night.

Is Juneau a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Juneau is a place to live may not always yield a simple answer, given the city's varying safety levels across different areas. Nonetheless, comprehending the city's overall crime rate can be a valuable asset. In broad terms, Juneau has an overall crime rate that is 1% higher than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 2.05 daily occurrences, comprising 0.54 violent crimes and 1.51 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Juneau as a potential place to establish residency.

Has Crime in Juneau Increased Since Last Year?

In the most recent crime report, year-over-year crime rates in Juneau has decreased by 39.9%. Examining the change in crime rates from one year to the next provides valuable insights into the evolving safety landscape of Juneau, aiding residents in assessing whether it is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. These crime rates are categorized into two primary groups: violent and property crimes. Year-over-year, violent crime has decreased by 33.5%, while property crime has decreased by 41.9%. This comprehensive analysis offers potential residents essential information for making informed decisions about whether or not Juneau is a safe place to live.

Potential Causes for Crime in Juneau

In Juneau, the poverty rate currently stands at 6.9%, which contrasts with the national average of 15.1%. It's essential to recognize that the economic status of a city's inhabitants could be a pivotal factor influencing crime stats. Communities grappling with high poverty rates and income inequality are often susceptible to elevated crime levels, as some individuals may turn to unlawful activities to fulfill their essential needs. While lower poverty rates could lead to a reduction in Juneau crime rates.

Juneau reports an unemployment rate of 2.9%, contrasting with the national average of 4.7%. Constrained employment opportunities or a prevalence of low-paying positions can contribute to elevated rates of unemployment and underemployment. Areas where individuals contend with joblessness or insufficient wages may display heightened susceptibility to an increase in criminal activities attributed to economic insecurity. Conversely, regions characterized by robust employment rates often witness a decrease in overall Juneau crime rates.

In areas where housing affordability is an issue, crime can become a significant concern. Some individuals and families may be forced to live in overcrowded or substandard housing conditions, which can increase stress and potentially contribute to domestic disputes and related crimes. The median home price in Juneau is $355,100, compared to a national average of $184,700.

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The Juneau crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Juneau as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Juneau crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Juneau crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • Juneau crime rates are 1% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Juneau are 68% higher than the national average
  • In Juneau you have a 1 in 43 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Juneau is safer than 16% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Juneau has decreased by 40%

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        Daily Crime In Juneau (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Juneau, AK per 100,000 people. In Juneau, the total number of daily crimes is 1.08 times less than the Alaska average and 1.01 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Juneau is 1.22 times less than the Alaska average and 1.68 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Juneau has a daily crime rate that is 1.03 times less than the Alaska average and 1.13 times less than the national average.

        How Safe is Juneau (higher is better)

        Is Juneau 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 Juneau to other cities in the state and across the country, Juneau is 25% safer than other cities of Alaska and 16% safer than other cities in the nation. Juneau has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Juneau

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Juneau is 1 in 162
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Juneau is 1 in 58
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Juneau is 1 in 43
        Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Juneau? In Juneau, AK you have a 1 in 162 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 58 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 43 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Juneau.

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

        An ideal indicator of whether Juneau is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Juneau has decreased by 33% and the rate of property crime in Juneau has decreased by 42%. The total crime rate in Juneau has decreased by 40% year to year.

        Juneau police department

        Item Juneau Alaska National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)791,171558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.45.43.3
        There are a total of 79 Juneau police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 55% less than the Alaska average and 25.4% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Alaska

        State Total offenders Alaska /100K National /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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Juneau, AK32,0996201,7312,351

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        Weatherford, TX32,1101961,7121,908
        Statesboro, GA32,1153042,1822,486
        Dania Beach, FL32,1252941,7762,069
        Goleta, CA32,1421491,6251,774
        Westlake, OH32,15442418459
        Juneau, AK32,0996201,7312,351
        Source: The Juneau, AK crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.