AJiC Fact Sheet: "Motor Vehicle Theft Arrests Reported in Alaska, 1986–2015"
The most recent issue of the AJiC Fact Sheet, "Motor Vehicle Theft Arrests Reported in Alaska, 1986–2015," presents data on motor vehicle theft arrests reported in Alaska from 1986 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. On average,
adults accounted for 62.6 percent and juveniles for 37.4 percent of all arrests for
motor vehicle thefts reported in Alaska from 1985 to 2016. Males accounted for 81.8
percent of all motor vehicle theft arrests, females 18.2 percent.
The fact sheet is by Random Reamey, Research Professional, Alaska Justice Information Center (AJiC). The AJiC Fact Sheet series addresses various crime and criminal justice topics.