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Total crime 123%
Violent crime 27%
Property crime 140%
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 peopleKetchikan/100k peopleAlaska/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime461n/a (estimate)5,5443,7782,489
Murder0n/a0.09.45.0
Rape9n/a108.2148.742.6
Robbery1n/a12.0112.981.6
Assault30n/a360.8596.0250.2
Violent crime40n/a (estimate)481867379
Burglary32n/a384.8487.1340.5
Theft368n/a4,425.22,066.01,549.5
Vehicle theft21n/a252.5357.7219.9
Property crime421n/a (estimate)5,0632,9112,110

Key findings

  • Ketchikan crime rates are 123% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Ketchikan are 27% higher than the national average
  • In Ketchikan you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Ketchikan is safer than 11% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Ketchikan has increased by 6%

Ketchikan crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Ketchikan (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Ketchikan for every 100,000 residents. The Ketchikan total amount of daily crime is 1.47 times more than the Alaska average and 2.23 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Ketchikan, is 1.80 times less than the Alaska average, and it is 1.27 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Ketchikan has a daily crime average that is 1.74 times more than the Alaska average and 2.40 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Ketchikan (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Alaska and all other cities across the US, is Ketchikan safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Ketchikan is safer than 40% of other cities in the state of Alaska. In addition, Ketchikan is safer than 11% 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 Ketchikan. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Ketchikan is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Ketchikan

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Ketchikan is 1 in 208
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Ketchikan is 1 in 20
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Ketchikan is 1 in 19
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Ketchikan? If you reside in Ketchikan, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 208. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 20 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 Ketchikan, is 1 in 19.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Ketchikan 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 Ketchikan has increased by 60% and the rate of property crime in Ketchikan has increased by 2%. The total crime rate in Ketchikan has increased by 6% year to year.

      Ketchikan police department

      ItemKetchikanAlaskaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)341,171558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.15.43.3
      There are a total of 34 Ketchikan police officers. This results in 4.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 23.2% less than the Alaska average and 27.3% greater 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
      Saxman, AK4221,0813,6294,710
      Ketchikan, AK8,1894815,0635,544

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Wynne, AR8,1951,0113,7384,749
      Aransas Pass, TX8,1805805,3505,930
      Garden City Park, NY8,179143546688
      Firebaugh, CA8,1761301,2211,352
      Hillsdale, MI8,2032871,5961,883
      Ketchikan, AK8,1894815,0635,544
      Source: The Ketchikan, 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.