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).