Anchorage, AK Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
15,842
Total Crimes
5,505.8
Total Crimes / 100k People
122.31%
Above National Average
24 out of 27
In Alaska
9,412 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Anchorage, AK?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Anchorage is 5,505.8 per 100,000 people. That's 122.31% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 45.74% higher than the Alaska total crime rate of 3,777.9 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Anchorage SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
9
Affordability
6
Diversity
9.5
Safety
3
Amenities
8
Education
8.5
Commute
9

How Does Anchorage Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Anchorage
/ 100k People
Alaska
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 15,842 5,505.8 3,777.9 2,476.7
Murder 32 11.1 9.4 5.0
Robbery 621 215.8 112.9 81.6
Aggravated Assault 2,388 829.9 596.0 250.2
Violent Crime 3,581 1,244.6 867.1 366.7
Burglary 1,692 588.0 487.1 340.5
Larceny 9,038 3,141.1 2,066.0 1,549.5
Car Theft 1,531 532.1 357.7 219.9
Property Crime 12,261 4,261.3 2,910.8 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Anchorage

3,581.0
Violent Crimes
1,244.6
Violent Crimes / 100k People
239.40%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 80.3 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Anchorage each year. That compares to a 1 in 115.3 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Anchorage is 1,244.6 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 239.40% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 43.54% higher than the Alaska violent crime rate of 867.1 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Anchorage

12,261.0
Property Crimes
4,261.3
Property Crimes / 100k People
101.97%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 23.5 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Anchorage each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Anchorage is 4,261.3 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 101.97% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 46.39% higher than the Alaska property crime rate of 2,910.8 per 100,000 people.

Anchorage Crime Compared To Alaska Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Alaska.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.
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