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Crime rate in Anchorage, Alaska (AK): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Anchorage, AK compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Anchorage, AK

The 2018 crime rate in Anchorage, AK is 686 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 2.5 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 98.5% U.S. cities. The 2018 Anchorage crime rate rose by 7% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 26 - a decrease of 1 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Anchorage has seen rise of violent crime and increasing property crime.
See how dangerous Anchorage, AK is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Anchorage:

685.5
Houston:

322.6
Wasilla:

428.1
Palmer:

243.1
Soldotna:

251.5
Kenai:

654.3
Seward:

160.7
Valdez:

154.2
Cordova:

81.2
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Anchorage by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
16
(5.8)
17
(6.1)
22
(7.7)
10
(3.6)
14
(4.9)
13
(4.5)
12
(4.0)
15
(5.0)
14
(4.7)
12
(4.0)
26
(8.6)
28
(9.4)
27
(9.1)
26
(8.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
224
(81.1)
248
(89.3)
257
(90.4)
263
(93.9)
282
(99.5)
264
(90.9)
283
(95.3)
303
(101.3)
408
(136.2)
392
(130.1)
517
(171.6)
542
(181.2)
391
(132.0)
613
(209.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
384
(139.1)
465
(167.5)
453
(159.4)
544
(194.2)
534
(188.5)
454
(156.4)
465
(156.6)
488
(163.1)
522
(174.3)
496
(164.6)
621
(206.1)
695
(232.4)
778
(262.7)
717
(245.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1,407
(509.6)
1,862
(670.5)
1,673
(588.8)
1,830
(653.4)
1,658
(585.2)
1,701
(585.9)
1,628
(548.2)
1,673
(559.3)
1,491
(497.9)
1,705
(565.9)
2,062
(684.5)
2,157
(721.2)
2,368
(799.5)
2,468
(845.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,783
(645.8)
1,733
(624.1)
1,454
(511.7)
1,191
(425.3)
1,613
(569.4)
1,223
(421.2)
1,080
(363.7)
1,158
(387.1)
1,318
(440.1)
1,375
(456.3)
1,685
(559.4)
2,008
(671.4)
2,216
(748.2)
2,068
(708.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
8,248
(2,987)
8,543
(3,076)
8,397
(2,955)
7,254
(2,590)
7,835
(2,766)
8,178
(2,817)
7,750
(2,610)
8,554
(2,860)
9,845
(3,288)
9,217
(3,059)
8,962
(2,975)
10,599
(3,544)
10,721
(3,620)
9,498
(3,253)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1,334
(483.1)
1,445
(520.4)
1,256
(442.0)
766
(273.5)
868
(306.4)
813
(280.0)
625
(210.5)
831
(277.8)
869
(290.2)
939
(311.6)
1,154
(383.1)
2,042
(682.7)
3,104
(1,048)
2,823
(966.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
76
(27.5)
106
(38.2)
145
(51.0)
106
(37.8)
111
(39.2)
86
(29.6)
126
(42.4)
97
(32.4)
74
(24.7)
81
(26.9)
106
(35.2)
69
(23.1)
62
(20.9)
58
(19.9)
City-Data.com crime index423.5476.4442.8426.5438.1410.3387.6415.6455.8453.8542.1621.0643.5685.5

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 274.0. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.
- means the value is about the same as the state average.
- means the value is bigger than the state average.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of Alaska and other state lists, there were 1,304 registered sex offenders living in Anchorage, Alaska as of July 09, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Anchorage is 229 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Anchorage:

773.1
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Anchorage:

681.3
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Anchorage:

676.7
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Anchorage:

634.2
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Anchorage:

503.3
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Anchorage:

481.7
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Anchorage:

472.5
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Anchorage:

455.8
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Anchorage:

471.0
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Anchorage:

496.3
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Anchorage:

524.9
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Anchorage:

480.0
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Anchorage:

520.5
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Anchorage:

417.0
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Anchorage:

378.7
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Anchorage:

315.4
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Anchorage:

318.3
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Anchorage:

449.3
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Anchorage:

487.8
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Anchorage:

413.9
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Anchorage:

318.1
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Anchorage:

291.0
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Anchorage:

295.9
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Anchorage:

262.1
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Anchorage:

234.8
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Anchorage:

267.1
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Anchorage:

298.1
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Anchorage:

255.6
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Anchorage:

316.4
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Anchorage:

356.7
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Anchorage:

351.0
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Anchorage:

253.1
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Anchorage:

283.9
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Anchorage:

295.9
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 574 (427 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.46
Alaska average:

1.73

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 555 (408 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.38
Alaska average:

1.67

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 497 (356 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.19
Alaska average:

1.70

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 514 (374 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.24
Alaska average:

1.78

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 479 (344 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.15
Alaska average:

1.84

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 511 (372 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.24
Alaska average:

1.81

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 535 (390 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.31
Alaska average:

1.82

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 526 (373 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.28
Alaska average:

1.77

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 544 (383 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.35
Alaska average:

1.87

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 553 (383 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.37
Alaska average:

1.89

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 529 (365 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.28
Alaska average:

1.82

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 536 (367 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.41
Alaska average:

1.82

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 495 (345 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.33
Alaska average:

1.77

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 510 (346 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.33
Alaska average:

1.85

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 465 (309 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.19
Alaska average:

1.75

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Anchorage, AK
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 99501, 99502, 99503, 99504, 99505, 99506, 99507, 99508, 99513, 99515, 99516, 99517, 99518, 99540, 99567, 99577, 99587.