Justice Center

We are a teaching and research unit offering academic programs in Justice and Legal Studies. Our faculty are engaged in cutting-edge research in justice issues including the courts, corrections, policing, recidivism, violence against women, and substance abuse.

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Our vision: Leading Alaska toward a safer, healthier, and more just society.


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Violent Crime Reported in Alaska, 1986-2015

AJSAC Fact Sheet: "Violent Crime Reported in Alaska, 1986–2015"

The most recent issue of the AJSAC Fact Sheet, "Violent Crime Reported in Alaska, 1986–2015," presents data on violent crimes reported in Alaska from 1986 to 2015 as reported in the Alaska Department of Public Safety publication Crime in Alaska. "Violent crime" is an aggregate category that includes homicide (murder and non-negligent manslaughter), rape, robbery, and aggravated assault offenses reported to police. From 1986 to 2015, violent crime rates increased in Alaska although the overall crime rate decreased. Homicide and robbery rates declined over the 30-year period, while rape and aggravated assault rates increased from 1986 to 2015 – with aggravated assault acting as the main driver of increases in the violent crime rate over the period. On average, violent crime accounted for 11 percent of all crime reported in Alaska from 1986 to 2015. Aggravated assault accounted for nearly three-quarters, robbery for nearly 15 percent, rape for nearly 13 percent, and homicide for just over one percent of all violent crime reported in Alaska over the period.

 The fact sheet is by Khristy Parker, Research Professional, Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center (AJSAC).


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The UAA Justice Center, established by the Alaska legislature in 1975, has a mandate to provide statewide justice‐related education, research, and service. The Justice Center is an interdisciplinary unit that provides undergraduate, graduate, and professional education; conducts research in the areas of crime, law, and justice; and provides service to government units, justice agencies, and community organizations throughout urban and rural Alaska to promote a safe, healthy, and just society.

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Justice Center
University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
United States
Tel: (907) 786-1810
Fax:  (907) 786-7777
E-mail:  uaa.justice@alaska.edu

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