Annual Crime In Sitka (2018)

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.
In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSitka/100k peopleAlaska/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime248n/a (estimate)2,8884,1862,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSitka/100k peopleAlaska/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.06.45.0
Rape0n/a0.0161.642.6
Robbery4n/a46.6121.586.2
Assault17n/a198.0595.4246.8
Violent crime21n/a (estimate)245885381
Burglary17n/a198.0539.6376.0
Theft196n/a2,282.32,219.01,594.6
Vehicle theft14n/a163.0541.9228.9
Property crime227n/a (estimate)2,6433,3012,200

Key findings

  • Sitka crime rates are 12% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Sitka are 36% lower than the national average
  • In Sitka you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Sitka is safer than 36% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Sitka has increased by 58%

Sitka crime map

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Compare Sitka, AK Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Sitka (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Sitka, per 100,000 residents. In Sitka, the total number of daily crimes is 1.45 times less than the Alaska average and 1.12 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Sitka are 3.62 times less than the Alaska average and 1.56 times less than the national average. For property crime, Sitka has a daily crime rate that is 1.25 times less than the Alaska average and 1.20 times more than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Sitka (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Sitka, AK compared to other areas of Alaska, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it shows that Sitka is safer than 68% of Alaska cities, and 36% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Alaska, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Sitka. At this time, Sitka sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Sitka

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Sitka is 1 in 409
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Sitka is 1 in 38
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Sitka is 1 in 35
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Sitka? In Sitka, AK you have a 1 in 409 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 38 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Sitka.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Sitka, AK is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Sitka has increased by 80%, while the property crime rate in Sitka has increased by 57% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Sitka has increased by 59% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Sitka police department

      ItemSitkaAlaskaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)291,171558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.25.43.3
      There are a total of 29 Sitka police officers. This results in 3.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 40.6% less than the Alaska average and 1.6% 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
      Sitka, AK8,9212452,6432,888

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Madeira, OH8,92498764862
      Pulaski, VA8,9183102,9593,268
      Cape St. Claire, MD8,9183451,4971,842
      Atoka, TN8,91797871967
      Pitman, NJ8,91646552598
      Sitka, AK8,9212452,6432,888
      Source: The Sitka, 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.