SafeWise is happy to release our fifth annual Safest Cities report. Here are the 5 Safest Cities in Alaska for 2019. See if your city made the list.
Alaska is known as The Last Frontier, and that might be how it feels in a state with crime rates that are just about double what we see on a national level. The state’s violent crime rate is more than twice the national average of 4.49 incidents per 1,000. At an average of 2.18 violent crimes per 1,000 people, Alaska’s five safest cities really stand out for their stellar records.
The five cities that made our list kept violent crime below the national average, with two cities reporting zero counts of murder. Robbery came in as the second-least common violent crime, with no city seeing more than four incidents. But overall, Alaska is more worried about property crime—naming it the top concern in our State of Safety study.
See if your city is one of Alaska’s safest, and find out how well each one ranks in our full listing.
80% of this year’s cities also made the list in 2018.
Overall, Alaska’s safest cities have more violent crimes than most other states—the lowest was 11 in the second-safest city, Homer.
The property crime rate in Alaska is almost double the national rate—47.40 vs. 27.11 nationwide.
22% of Alaska respondents to our State of Safety survey said they’d experienced a property crime in the past year, compared to 16% nationally.
Statewide, Alaska showed less concern than the rest of the country for all categories of property crime, except having their car broken into or stolen.
Beyond Safest Cities: What Are the Biggest Safety Concerns in Your State?
Crime statistics are one thing, but do they line up with what people are really worried about when it comes to safety? To find out, SafeWise conducted a nationwide survey. See what the biggest safety concern is in your state—and learn more about what your neighbors are nervous about—in our State of Safety report.
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