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Total crime 24%
Violent crime 17%
Property crime 31%
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 peoplePetersburg/100k peopleAlaska/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime98n/a (estimate)3,0813,7782,489
Murder0n/a0.09.45.0
Rape0n/a0.0148.742.6
Robbery0n/a0.0112.981.6
Assault10n/a314.4596.0250.2
Violent crime10n/a (estimate)314867379
Burglary12n/a377.2487.1340.5
Theft74n/a2,326.32,066.01,549.5
Vehicle theft2n/a62.9357.7219.9
Property crime88n/a (estimate)2,7662,9112,110

Key findings

  • Petersburg crime rates are 24% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Petersburg are 17% lower than the national average
  • In Petersburg you have a 1 in 33 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Petersburg is safer than 29% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Petersburg has increased by 16%

Petersburg crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Petersburg (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Petersburg

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Petersburg is 1 in 319
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Petersburg is 1 in 37
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Petersburg is 1 in 33

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

      Petersburg police department

      ItemPetersburgAlaskaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)151,171558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents5.05.43.3
      There are a total of 15 Petersburg police officers. This results in 5.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 7.3% less than the Alaska average and 53.6% 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
      Kupreanof, AK241,1573,8855,042
      Petersburg, AK2,9963142,7663,081

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Silt, CO2,996311622933
      Iuka, MS2,9973402,6492,988
      Marion, KY2,997701,4371,507
      Stamford, TX2,9951381,3801,518
      Beechwood Trails, OH2,99471497568
      Petersburg, AK2,9963142,7663,081
      Source: The Petersburg, AK crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.