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Total crime 40%
Violent crime 599%
Property crime 57%
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 peopleNome/100k peopleAlaska/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime140n/a (estimate)3,6144,1862,580
Murder0n/a0.06.45.0
Rape39n/a1,006.7161.642.6
Robbery1n/a25.8121.586.2
Assault63n/a1,626.2595.4246.8
Violent crime103n/a (estimate)2,659885381
Burglary5n/a129.1539.6376.0
Theft26n/a671.12,219.01,594.6
Vehicle theft6n/a154.9541.9228.9
Property crime37n/a (estimate)9553,3012,200

Key findings

  • Nome crime rates are 40% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Nome are 599% higher than the national average
  • In Nome you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Nome is safer than 8% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Nome has increased by 61%

Nome crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Nome (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Nome, Alaska is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Nome are 1.16 times less than the Alaska average and 1.40 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Nome are 3.00 times more than than Alaska and 6.99 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Nome are 3.46 times less than than Alaska and 2.30 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Nome (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Nome to every other city in Alaska, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Nome safe? The gauges above illustrate that Nome is safer than 28% of every city located within Alaska along with 8% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Alaska and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Nome, AK is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Nome

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Nome is 1 in 38
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Nome is 1 in 105
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Nome is 1 in 28
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Nome? In Nome, AK you have a 1 in 38 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 105 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Nome.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Nome, AK is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Nome has increased by 73%, while the property crime rate in Nome has increased by 35% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Nome has increased by 61% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Nome police department

      ItemNomeAlaskaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)141,171558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.75.43.3
      There are a total of 14 Nome police officers. This results in 3.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 31.2% less than the Alaska average and 14% 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
      Nome, AK3,7822,6599553,614

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Pelham, GA3,7828833,3894,272
      Ashburn, GA3,7828832,9533,837
      Basalt, CO3,78371782853
      Hansville, WA3,7831391,3101,449
      Evergreen, AL3,7833601,9502,310
      Nome, AK3,7822,6599553,614
      Source: The Nome, 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.