Publications

The AJiC Fact Sheet publication series addresses various crime and criminal justice topics periodically.  Other AJiC research publications are also found on this page. All publications are grouped by year of publication. Please click on the year to see a listing of publications for that calendar year.

To receive an electronic copy of the Fact Sheet, email Dr. Brad Myrstol, Director.

  • 2018

    AJiC Fact Sheet 18-05. Drug Possession Arrests Reported in Alaska, 1986–2017

    Drug Possession Arrests Reported in Alaska, 2008–2017

    AJiC Fact Sheet 18-05 (September)  [Download data]
    Benjamin Ervin

    Presents data on drug sale possession arrests reported by Alaska law enforcement agencies for the 32-year period 1986 to 2017 for Alaska overall, by gender, and by age. 


    AJiC Fact Sheet 18-04. Drug Sale and Manufacture Arrests Reported in Alaska, 1986–2017Drug Sale and Manufacture Arrests Reported in Alaska, 2008–2017

    AJiC Fact Sheet 18-04 (September)  [Download data]
    Benjamin Ervin

    Presents data on drug sale and manufacture arrests reported by Alaska law enforcement agencies for the 32-year period 1986 to 2017 for Alaska overall, by gender, and by age.  


    AJiC Fact Sheet 18-03. Drug Cases Filed across the Alaska Court System, FY 2008–2017Drug Cases Filed across the Alaska Court System, FY 2008–2017

    AJiC Fact Sheet 18-03 (August)  [Download data]
    Daniel Reinhard

    Presents data on drug-related court filings throughout the state of Alaska for fiscal years (FY) 2008 through 2017 and the 10-year trend of misdemeanor and felony drug case filings for Alaska and for the Anchorage, Palmer, Kenai and Fairbanks courts over the same period. 


    AJiC Fact Sheet 18-02. Parole and Probation in Alaska, 2002–2016Parole and Probation in Alaska, 2002–2016

    AJiC Fact Sheet 18-02 (June)  [Download data]
    Random Reamey

    Presents data on the value of stolen property reported in Alaska from 1985 to 2016 as reported in the Department of Public Safety publication Crime in Alaska. Overall, the 31-year trend reveals that the total value of stolen property in Alaska was relatively static with a trough beginning in 2008 and rising in 2014. The increase in stolen property value from 2014 to 2016 was mainly due to increases in the aggregate values of stolen motor vehicles and miscellaneous items.


    AJiC Fact Sheet 18-01. Value of Stolen Property Reported in Alaska, 1985–2016Value of Stolen Property Reported in Alaska, 1985–2016

    AJiC Fact Sheet 18-01 (January)  [Download data]
    Random Reamey

    Presents data on the value of stolen property reported in Alaska from 1985 to 2016 as reported in the Department of Public Safety publication Crime in Alaska. Overall, the 31-year trend reveals that the total value of stolen property in Alaska was relatively static with a trough beginning in 2008 and rising in 2014. The increase in stolen property value from 2014 to 2016 was mainly due to increases in the aggregate values of stolen motor vehicles and miscellaneous items.


    Alaska Justice Forum articleExpanded View of Recidivism in Alaska

    Alaska Justice Forum 34(3), Winter 2018
    Araceli Valle

    This article describes findings on recidivism over an eight-year period for individuals released from Alaska Department of Corrections facilities in 2007. These findings emerged from the report Alaska Results First Initiative released by AJiC in October 2017. In general, the Results First findings corroborate previous analyses which examined recidivism patterns one to three years after release, but by following offenders for eight years, AJiC is expanding our understanding of recidivism patterns in Alaska for a large group of offenders, beyond any prior study.

  • 2017

    AJiC Fact Sheet 17-03Motor Vehicle Theft Arrests Reported in Alaska, 1986–2015

    AJiC Fact Sheet 17-03 (Dec 2017)      [Download data]
    Random Reamey

    Presents data on motor vehicle theft arrests reported in Alaska from 1985 to 2016 as reported in the Alaska Department of Public Safety publication Crime in Alaska. Overall, the motor vehicle arrest rate consistently declined between 1990 and 2014 when it reached the lowest level in the 1985–2016 period. The motor vehicle arrest rate rebounded in 2015 and 2016. Increases in Alaska motor vehicle arrest rates in 2015 and 2016 were particularly pronounced among adults and males, while motor vehicle arrest rates for juveniles and females remained minimal in comparison.


    AJiC reportAlaska Results First Initiative: Adult Criminal Justice Program Benefit Cost Analysis

    AJiC Report (Oct 2017)
    Araceli Valle

    The Alaska Results First Initiative, a new report from the Alaska Justice Informaton Center (AJiC) at the Justice Center, shows that most of Alaska's evidence-based adult criminal justice programs are showing positive return on state investment of money. Notably, all but one of those programs are shown to measurably reduce recidivism (the likelihood that an inmate will re-offend when released), which not only improves public safety, but saves the state the costs associated with criminal activity.


    AJSAC Fact Sheet 17-02Violent Crime Reported in Alaska, 1986-2015

    AJSAC Fact Sheet 17-02  (Feb 2017)    [Download data]
    Khristy Parker

    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.


    AJSAC Fact Sheet 17-01Property Crime Reported in Alaska, 1986-2015

    AJSAC Fact Sheet 17-01 (Jan 2017)     [Download data]
    Khristy Parker

    Presents data on property crime in Alaska from 1986 to 2015 as reported in the Alaska Department of Public Safety publication Crime in Alaska. "Property crime" is an aggregate category that includes burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft crimes. From 1986 to 2015 the property crime rate in Alaska decreased as the overall crime rate decreased. On average, property crime accounted for two-thirds of all crime in Alaska over the thirty-year period.

  • 2016

    AJSAC ReportAlaska Sex Offender Recidivism and Case Processing Study: Final Report

    AJSAC Report (Dec 2016)
    Brad A. Myrstol, Marny Rivera, & Khristy Parker

    This report provides updated estimates of Alaska sex offender recidivism, expanding the post-inarceration follow-up period from two years (as used in previous studies) to seven years in order to better understand sex offender desistance from crime; and analyzes data on individuals arrested at least once for the commission of one or more registerable sex offenses from 2008 to 2011 to evaluate the accuracy and completeness of Alaska’s criminal history repository data on sex offenses and to explore the quality of those data for examining case processing of misdemeanor and felony offenses.


    AJSAC Fact Sheet 16-06Homicide in Alaska, 1986-2015

    AJSAC Fact Sheet 16-06 (Nov 2016; revised 2/1/17)     [Download data]
    Khristy Parker

    Presents data reported on homicides (murders and nonnegligent manslaughters) in Alaska from 1986 to 2015 as reported in the Alaska Department of Public Safety publication Crime in Alaska. Over the 30-year period from 1986 to 2015, homicide rates decreased in Alaska overall, but increased in the Municipality of Anchorage. The Fact Sheet also presents data on the most commonly used weapons in homicides, victim-offender relationships, and clearance rates for homicides.


    AJSAC Fact Sheet 16-05Sexual Violence Committed Against University of Alaska Students, by Gender
    AJSAC Fact Sheet 16-05 (Oct 2016)
    Lindsey Blumenstein & Brad Myrstol

    Presents past year estimates of sexual misconduct and sexual assault victimization against University of Alaska (UA) students both on and off campus. Women- and men-specific estimates are provided for the UA system as a whole only. The results presented here are based on the survey responses of a randomly selected sample of 1,982 undergraduate and graduate students who were enrolled at any of the three UA major administrative units (MAUs) — UA Anchorage (UAA), UA Fairbanks (UAF), or UA Southeast (UAS) during spring semester 2016 This survey was modeled on the Campus Climate Survey Recommendations prepared by the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault.


    AJSAC Fact Sheet 16-04Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Assault Committed Against University of Alaska Students
    AJSAC Fact Sheet 16-04 (Jun 2016; revised 10/20/16)
    Lindsey Blumenstein & Brad Myrstol

    Presents past year estimates of sexual misconduct and sexual assault victimization against University of Alaska (UA) students. Estimates are provided for the UA system as a whole, as well as for each of UA's three major administrative units (MAUs): the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), and the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS). This survey was modeled on the Campus Climate Survey Recommendations prepared by the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault.


    AJSAC Fact Sheet 16-03Alaska Trauma Registry: Trauma Admissions Involving Firearms, 2009–2014
    AJSAC  Fact Sheet 16-03 (Apr 2016)
    Khristy Parker

    Presents data on the characteristics of trauma admissions resulting from the use of a firearm in Alaska for the period 2009 through 2014.


    AJSAC Fact Sheet 16-02Juvenile Justice Referrals and Charges in Alaska, FY 2006-2015
    AJSAC  Fact Sheet 16-02 (Feb 2016)
    Khristy Parker

    Presents data on the number of referrals and charges, and unique individuals referred to the Alaska Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) during FY 2006–2015.


    AJSAC Fact Sheet 16-01Alaska Trauma Registry: Trauma Admissions Involving Alcohol or Illegal Drugs, 2014
    AJSAC  Fact Sheet 16-01 (Jan 2016)
    Khristy Parker

    Presents data on trauma admissions to Alaska hospitals in 2014. The Fact Sheet focuses on demographics of patients with trauma admissions, as well as the number of trauma admissions involving alcohol or illegal drugs.

  • 2015
    AJSAC Fact Sheet 15-04Alaska Department of Corrections: Post-conviction Incarcerated Population, 2005-2014
    AJSAC  Fact Sheet 15-04 (Oct 2015)
    Khristy Parker

    Presents data on post-conviction incarcerated populations in the Alaska Department of Corrections (DOC) from 2005–2014. The Fact Sheet focuses on post-conviction incarcerated populations by crime classifications and crime categories overall and within gender.


    AJSAC Fact Sheet 15-03

    Alaska Department of Corrections: Institutional Populations, 2005-2014
    AJSAC  Fact Sheet 15-03 (Sep 2015)
    Khristy Parker

    Presents data on institutional populations in the Alaska Department of Corrections (DOC) from 2005-2014, focusing on pretrial and post-conviction populations and rates, by gender. Probation, parole, and non-criminal hold (as per AS 47.37.170) populations are excluded from this report.


    AJSAC ReportDescriptive Analysis of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Incidents Closed by the Alaska State Troopers: 2008–2011 — Final Report 
    AJSAC Report (Jul 2015)
    Brad A. Myrstol & Khristy Parker

    This report presents a descriptive analysis of sexual assault and domestic violence incidents closed by the Alaska State Troopers for the period January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2011, as part of an effort to systematically document the formal processing of sexual assault (SA), sexual abuse of a minor (SAM), and domestic violence incidents reported to law enforcement agencies in Alaska.


    AJSAC Fact Sheet 15-02Alaska Department of Corrections: Admissions and Population, 2004–2013
    AJSAC  Fact Sheet 15-02 (Jun 2015)
    Khristy Parker

    Presents data on admissions to, and confined populations in, the Alaska Department of Corrections (DOC) from 2004-2013, focusing on incarcerated populations and rates, in both in-state and out-of-state facilities, as well as populations and rates in special supervision programs such as Community Residential Centers (CRCs) and electronic monitoring (EM).


    AJSAC Fact Sheet 15-01Violent Crimes Compensation Board Claims: FY 2004–FY 2014
    AJSAC  Fact Sheet 15-01 (Apr 2015)
    Khristy Parker

    Presents data from the Alaska Violent Crimes Compensation Board (VCCB) on claims made and compensation granted to victims of violent crime for state fiscal years 2004–2014. The fact sheet presents data on new claims filed, types of crimes and types of expenses for which compensation was granted, and compensation totals (adjusted to 2014 U.S. dollars).

  • 2014
    AJSAC Fact Sheet 14-03Arrests for Drug Offenses in Alaska: 2000–2011
    AJSAC  Fact Sheet 14-03 (Sep 2014; revised 19 Sep 2014)
    Khristy Parker

    Presents data for 2000–2011 on arrests for drug offenses made by Alaska police agencies. The fact sheet presents drug offense arrest information for both adults and juveniles, including number of drug offense arrests, drug offense arrests as a percentage of all arrests, drug offense arrest rate, and drug offense types.

    REVISION NOTE: This fact sheet was revised following notification from Alaska Department of Public Safety (DPS) of incomplete data reported for 2012 in Crime in Alaska. This notification precipitated the exclusion of 2012 data from the fact sheet. The title of this fact sheet has changed to reflect the change in data used.


    AJSAC Fact Sheet 14-02State and Local Law Enforcement Personnel in Alaska: 1982–2012
    AJSAC  Fact Sheet 14-02 (Aug 2014)
    Khristy Parker

    Presents data for 1982–2012 on state and local law enforcement personnel in Alaska, includingsize of law enforcement agencies by number of employed personnel, police-citizen ratio, ratio of sworn officers to civilian employees, and employment of women as sworn officers.


    AJSAC Fact Sheet 14-01Burglary in Alaska: 1985–2012
    AJSAC  Fact Sheet 14-01 (Jul 2014)
    Khristy Parker

    Presents data for 1985–2012 on the property crime of burglary, including burglary rates, time and place of occurrence, and the value of property stolen during burglaries reported to police.

     

  • 2013
    AJSAC Fact Sheet 13-12Arrests for Violent Crimes in Alaska, 1980-2012
    AJSAC  Fact Sheet 13-12 (Dec 2013)

    This fact sheet has been removed from the website.

    The Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center (AJSAC) has been informed by the Alaska Department of Public Safety (DPS) that the UCR arrest data that had been published in Crime in Alaska (2012) were incorrect due to incomplete data submissions for 2012. DPS has since made note of these data issues in the Crime in Alaska (2012) publication, available at:

     http://dps.alaska.gov/statewide/docs/UCR/UCR_2012.pdf.


    AJSAC Fact Sheet 13-11Firearm Use in Violent Crime in the U.S. and Alaska, 1985–2012
    AJSAC  Fact Sheet 13-11 (Nov 2013)
    Khristy Parker

    Presents national and statewide statistics from the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports program on the use of firearms in the commission of three violent crimes — homicide (murder and nonnegligent manslaughter), robbery, and aggravated assault — in the U.S. and Alaska from 1985 to 2012. Data on the use of knives and other cutting instruments, strong-arm tactics, and other weapons in the commission of these crimes are also presented.


    AJSAC Fact Sheet 13-10Juvenile Justice Referrals in Alaska, 2003–2013
    AJSAC  Fact Sheet 13-10 (Oct 2013)
    Khristy Parker & Brad A. Myrstol

    Presents juvenile justice statistics from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) for state fiscal years FY 2003 to FY 2013. The data presented includes the number of unique juveniles referred to DJJ, referrals made to DJJ by law enforcement, charges by class and offense type, and demographic data of juveniles in the system. This report focuses on the Probation component of DJJ (which also processes intake) for the period FY03-FY13.


    AJSAC Fact Sheet 13-09Arrests for Drug Offenses in Alaska: 2000–2011
    AJSAC  Fact Sheet 13-09 (Sep 2013)
    Brad A. Myrstol

    Presents data on arrests for drug offenses made by Alaska police agencies for the period 2000 through 2011. The report presents drug offense arrest information for both adults and juveniles for the 12-year period, including number of drug offense arrests, drug offense arrests as a percentage of all arrests, drug offense arrest rate, and drug offense types.


    AJSAC Fact Sheet 13-08DUI/DWI Arrests in Alaska: 2000–2011
    AJSAC  Fact Sheet 13-08 (Aug 2013)
    Brad A. Myrstol

    Presents data on driving under the influence (DUI) and driving while intoxicated (DWI) arrests made by Alaska police agencies for the period 2000 through 2011. The report describes overall rates ofarrest for DUI/DWI during the 12-year period, as well as DUI/DWI arrest rates by major law enforcement agency, by sex, and by race.


    AJSAC Fact Sheet 13-07Alaska Criminal Justice Agency Operating Budgets, 2001–2013
    AJSAC  Fact Sheet 13-07 (Jul 2013)
    Brad A. Myrstol

    The report presents data on operating budgets enacted by the Alaska Legislature for six key criminal justice agencies from state fiscal years 2001 to 2013. These agencies include the Department of Corrections, Department of Public Safety, Alaska Court System, Division of Juvenile Justice, Criminal Divison of the Department of Law, and Legal and Advocacy Services within the Department of Administration (including the Office of Public Advocacy, the Public Defender Agency, and the Violent Crimes Compensation Board).


    AJSAC Fact Sheet 13-06Alaska Offender Profile: Adult Probation/Parole, 2002–2012
    AJSAC Fact Sheet 13-06 (Jun 2013)
    Brad A. Myrstol

    The report presents data on the adult probation/parole population under Alaska Department of Corrections supervision for the period 2002–2012, and briefly describes how probation and parole operate in Alaska.


    AJSAC Fact Sheet 13-05Alaska Superior Court Felony Case Processing, 2005–2012
    AJSAC  Fact Sheet 13-05 (May 2013)
    Brad A. Myrstol

    The report examines the composition of felony case filings (person, property, drug, or "other" cases) and the final disposition of felony cases. For the 8-year period examined, only 2.9% of felony cases proceeded to trial.


    AJSAC Fact Sheet 13-04Alaska Trial Court Case Filing Statistics, 2005–2012
    AJSAC  Fact Sheet 13-04 (Apr 2013)
    Brad A. Myrstol & Ryan Fortson

    This issue presents data on cases filed in Alaska's trial courts (Superior Court and District Court) during state fiscal years 2005–2012. Data were extracted from Alaska Court System annual statistical reports. The report examines data on case filings, caseloads, and types of cases filed in Superior and District courts.


    AJSAC Fact Sheet 13-03Assaults Committed Against Alaska Police Officers, 2002–2011
    AJSAC  Fact Sheet 13-03 (Mar 2013)
    Brad A. Myrstol

    The report examines data on assaults on police including rates of assault, percentage of assaults resulting in injury, weapons used in assaults, and officers killed in the line of duty (1960–2011).


    AJSAC Fact Sheet 13-02State and Local Law Enforcement Personnel in Alaska: 1982–2011
    AJSAC  Fact Sheet 13-02 (Feb 2013)
    Brad A. Myrstol

    This report looks at the number of sworn police officers and civilian employees in law enforcement agencies in Alaska, the ratio of sworn police officers to civilian employees, the numberof female sworn police officers in law enforcement, and  presents comparisons with national data.


    AJSAC Fact Sheet 13-01Violent Crime Arrests in Alaska
    AJSAC  Fact Sheet 13-01 (Jan 2013)
    Brad A. Myrstol

    Presented in this Fact Sheet are violent crime arrest data for the period 1980-2011.  The data were extracted from the Alaska Department of Public Safety's annual report Crime in Alaska. Arresttrend data for Part I violent crimes (murder/non-negligent homicide, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault) are presented in the aggregate and for each offense category. Age, sex, and racial group membership information for those arrested by Alaska law enforcement in 2011 are also presented.

  • 2012
    AJSAC Fact Sheet 12-01Firearm Use in Violent Crime in the U.S. and Alaska, 1980–2011
    AJSAC Fact Sheet 12-01 (Dec  2012)
    Brad A. Myrstol

    Presented in this Fact Sheet issue are national and statewide statistics on the prevalence of murder in the U.S. and Alaska from 1980 to 2011, as well as data on the use of firearms in murders (both for the U.S. as a whole, and Alaska), aggravated assaults (Alaska only), and robberies (Alaska only) over the same period.

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