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Crime in Anchorage, AK, United States

Crime rates in Anchorage, AK, United States

Level of crime
65.00 High
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
89.06 Very High
Worries home broken and things stolen
50.78 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
38.28 Low
Worries car stolen
45.16 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
62.50 High
Worries attacked
39.84 Low
Worries being insulted
50.00 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
25.00 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
73.44 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
61.72 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
52.34 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
34.38 Low

Safety in Anchorage, AK, United States

Safety walking alone during daylight
64.84 High
Safety walking alone during night
40.62 Moderate

Contributors: 32

Last update: August 2018

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 3 years.

If the value is 0, it means it is perceived as very low, and if the value is 100, it means it is perceived as very high.

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2 Comments so far

#Stephanie graham on May 06, 2015 :
What would be the average cost of living outside of town of anchorage with 2 adults to live but also want to rough it and try living mostly off the land. And what kind of jobs are available for medical office assistant, cashiers and welding?
Please get back with me as soon as possible. Thank u sincerely stephanie graham
#Terry on Dec 22, 2014 :
My wife and I are 32 year residents of Anchorage, Alaska. She is a very active 55 year old. Cindy is a horse riding competitor, teacher and cruise line worker. She is in excellent health.

I am a 77 year old retired professional pilot. I am still able to do any outdoor activity I desire and am an active walker.

We live in South Anchorage which is a newer part of our city. We have a modestly nice home valued at $350,000 and travel outside of Alaska in the winter.

We feel safe in our city but are careful and use common sense about leaving our car doors unlocked, home doors unlocked and would not choose to walk at night in East Anchorage area which has a lot of crime and violence. Our part of Anchorage (Campbell Lake Heights) is generally crime and violence free and I regularly walk at night.

Many Alaskans carry personal sidearms and are gun owners. I would estimate that 80% of homes have a firearm and reasonably skilled user. Criminals are aware of that and consequently confine their activities to areas of Anchorage where they are more comfortable.

We (me especially) are concerned about drugs and political corruption n Alaska. Our Capitol city Juneau is located almost 1000 miles from the major population city of Anchorage and thus citizens are not able to watch our elected representatives at work....and play! We have had serious corruption problems among our politicians.

Anchorage is a good place to live, work and play. Alaska is a most unique and beautiful state generally without parallel anywhere in America. We travel extensively each winter and are ALWAYS happy to get back home to Alaska.