Alaska has beautiful scenery and interesting fauna. It’s a huge state with a low population density. Alaska has more crime.
Here’s a full examination of Alaska’s safest cities based on the FBI’s safety score and most current census. The FBI report emphasizes violent and property crime.
These are the safest cities in Alaska.
1. Haines(70.50% Below National Crime Rate)
Haines is in the northern part of the Alaska Panhandle. The beautiful city managed to achieve a good safety score of 91% as it has a lower number of violent crimes and property crimes. The number of violent crimes is 10 and property crime is 25. Larceny and Burglary are the most common criminal activities of Haines. Its property crime trend is -43% and the violent crime trend is 150%.
2. Wrangell(62.93% Below National Crime Rate)
Wrangell is a city of Alaska located on the northern tip of Wrangell Island. It is second in overall safety as only 1 violent crime occurs here. Also, the number of property crimes is 32 with 36% of the property crime trend. Though Wrangell’s most common criminal incident is Larceny and Car Theft, it managed to gain a 91.5% safety score.
3. Cordova(67.84% Below National Crime Rate)
One of the smallest cities situated near the Copper river, Cordova is considered another safest city in Alaska state. Its total land area is only 194.62 km2, with an estimated population of 2,169. In Cordova, the possibility of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime is 1 in 37. From the most recent reports, the number of violent crimes is 6 and property crime is 16. Its common crimes are Larceny and Aggravated Assault. Cordova has gained a 93.5% of safety score with decreasing crime trends of both violence and property.
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4. Homer(53.13% Above National Crime Rate)
Homer is the safest in Alaska which is situated in the southern part of the state. The estimated population of this city is 870 & population density is also very low. Homer has one of the lowest rates of violent and property crimes.
From recent reports, only 6 property crime occurs here and the property crime trend is -49%. Because of the lower ratio of violent and property crimes, Homer managed to get a 96.5% of safety score.
5. Palmer(42% Above National Crime Rate)
Palmer is a snowy city surrounded by mountains, a part of the Anchorage Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to the recent report of FBI crime data, the possibility of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime is 1 in 33 in Palmer.
The number of violent and property crime incidents that occur here are 22 and 121. Property crime trend is decreasing recently with -27.9% where the violent crime trend is above 80%. Larceny and Aggravated Assault are the most common criminal incidents of Palmer. Its safety score is 81%.
6. Valdez(26.08% Below National Crime Rate)
One of the popular destinations for travelers, Valdez is a city in the Chugach Census Area. It is also known as the oil pipeline of Alaska state. Valdez gets the attention of explorers because of the lower criminal activities of recent years. According to current FBI data, only 82 property crimes and 12 violent crimes occurred here.
7. North Slope Borough(19.29% Above National Crime Rate)
The North Slope Borough is the northernmost borough in Alaska. It got a safety score of 88 as it has a decreasing number of violent and property crimes. Property crime trend is -8 & and the violent crime trend is 7.9% here in North Slope Borough.
8. Sitka(12.43% Above National Crime Rate)
Sitka is a popular city of commercial and recreational activities. It is the 6th largest port in the US according to the value of Seafood. From the recent data of the FBI, Sitka has got a safety score of 88.5. The chance of becoming a victim in Sitka is 1 in 46. Moreover, the number of violent crimes and property crimes are 14 and 147. FBI report also shows that, property crimes are decreasing here significantly. Though Larceny, Aggravated Assault and Burglary are the most common criminal incidents of Sitka.
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9. Petersburg(1.03% Above National Crime Rate)
Petersburg is a city of the most significant fishing industry and an Icelandic town of Alaska. The criminal activities of Petersburg are increasing though they are under control by the law enforcement communities. Theft and Burglary are the most common crimes of Petersburg.
Most of the people’s income is quite well here. From the recent census, the number of violent crimes is 10 and property crime is 83. The crime trends ratio is also increasing. However, its safety score is near 82%.
10. Unalaska(43.47% Below National Crime Rate)
Unalaska is geographically located in the Aleutians West Census Area, a regional component of the Unorganized Borough. It is a place of natural beauties including wildlife and fishing spots.
Statistics show Unalaska is safer than 80% of cities in Alaska and 67% of cities in America. The number of violent crime and property crime is 10 and 50 where the crime trend graph is decreasing effectively because of proper law enforcement.
After analyzing the crime rates of different cities, you can see how violence affects daily life. FBI provides all data. Because of proper law enforcement, crimes are reducing and tourists are happy to visit. Alaska is beautiful.
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