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Total crime 26%
Violent crime 66%
Property crime 20%
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 peopleValdez/100k peopleAlaska/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime73n/a (estimate)1,8994,1862,580
Murder0n/a0.06.45.0
Rape3n/a78.0161.642.6
Robbery0n/a0.0121.586.2
Assault2n/a52.0595.4246.8
Violent crime5n/a (estimate)130885381
Burglary11n/a286.1539.6376.0
Theft55n/a1,430.42,219.01,594.6
Vehicle theft2n/a52.0541.9228.9
Property crime68n/a (estimate)1,7693,3012,200

Key findings

  • Valdez crime rates are 26% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Valdez are 66% lower than the national average
  • In Valdez you have a 1 in 53 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Valdez is safer than 58% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Valdez has increased by 4%

Valdez crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Valdez (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Valdez, AK per 100,000 people. In Valdez, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 2.20 times less than the Alaska average and 1.36 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Valdez is 6.81 times less than the Alaska average and 2.93 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Valdez has a daily crime rate that is 1.87 times less than the Alaska average and 1.24 times less than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Valdez (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Valdez, Alaska compared to other areas of Alaska, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Valdez safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Valdez is safer than 84% of Alaska cities, and 58% 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 Valdez. At this time, Valdez sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Valdez

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Valdez is 1 in 770
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Valdez is 1 in 57
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Valdez is 1 in 53
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Valdez, Alaska? If you reside in Valdez, then there is a 1 in 770 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 57. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 53 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Valdez.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Valdez is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Valdez has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 29% in Valdez, while property crimes in Valdez have increased by 8%. Total crime has increased by 4% year over year.

      Valdez police department

      ItemValdezAlaskaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)111,171558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.75.43.3
      There are a total of 11 Valdez police officers. This results in 2.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 50% less than the Alaska average and 17.1% 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
      Valdez, AK3,9301301,7691,899

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Franklin, NC3,9302021,3311,533
      Lowell, MI3,9302172,0302,247
      Beloit, KS3,9292441,1371,380
      Le Claire, IA3,931224499723
      Park Hill, OK3,9272851,7562,041
      Valdez, AK3,9301301,7691,899
      Source: The Valdez, 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.