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Old 10-02-2011, 12:28 PM
 
Location: The Big Apple
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Is it?

Im just wondering...
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Old 10-02-2011, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Per capita? Yes.
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Old 10-02-2011, 12:40 PM
 
Location: The Big Apple
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Per capita? Yes.
Is the crime visible?
Are there any specific areas to avoid?
What are some safe areas?
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Old 10-02-2011, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Eagle River, Ak
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Is the crime visible?
Are there any specific areas to avoid?
What are some safe areas?
East Anchorage is pretty sketchy, but there's also some decent townhomes tucked in there. I wouldn't move there without seeing the neighborhood in person.

Is the Crime visible? Well, I don't think you're going to witness drug deals and assaults unless you're looking for them, but Muldoon and parts of Boniface have a scuzzy feel.

You want to be in West our South Anchorage.....these areas are very family friendly. You'll find lots of people out and about, biking and enjoying the many parks.

I live in Eagle River which is very quiet and a short commute if you work in downtown or East Anchorage.
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Old 10-02-2011, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Interior alaska
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I think Anchorage has morphed into the same as most cities of it's size anywhere in the States.

As already pointed out, there is good and bad areas to go to and stay out of.

Fairbanks is more like Anchorage use to be, but it is gaining!
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Old 10-02-2011, 05:43 PM
 
Location: The Big Apple
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Is Spenard an OK area?
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Old 10-02-2011, 05:47 PM
 
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Fairbanks is more like Anchorage use to be, but it is gaining!
Not only that, but there are now parts of Wasilla that are more like Anchorage than even Anchorage is!
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Old 10-02-2011, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Interior alaska
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Is Spenard an OK area?
That's kind of a "Middle of the Road" area.
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Old 10-02-2011, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Bliss Township, Michigan
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Don't get me wrong, I love AK and plan on moving back, but the crime is really bad in the Valley, at least Wasilly it is. Of the places I've lived, Wasilla is the worst I've ever seen. You can take this how you want due to me only living in small towns of 1200 of less and Wasilla is huge to me.
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Old 10-02-2011, 07:34 PM
 
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An interesting documentary I just saw. According to the video, Anchorage was relatively gang-free in the early 80s. The criminal activities from gangs blossomed at the time when many blue collar families from the lower-48 moved to Alaska to escape their local crime-ridden communes. In doing so, they unknowingly brought the problems with them. The gangs that established their stronghold in certain areas of Alaska are unlikely to move elsewhere, like to the lower-48 , so the unfortunate burden of crime here may persist for awhile.

DimeWars.Com - Gangs In Alaska - Anchorage Crips
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