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AJiC Fact Sheet 17-03

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.


Justice Center faculty and staff are experts in a number of areas related to criminal justice and legal studies, including:

    • Constitutional analysis
    • Cost-benefit analysis
    • Data analysis
    • Crime mapping
    • Legal analysis, research, and writing
    • Legal education
    • Policy review
    • Process and outcome evaluation
    • Recidivism analysis
    • Survey data collection and analysis
    • Survival analyis
    • Trial preparation

Research Areas

Justice Center faculty and staff engage in research in areas related to criminal justice and public health including:

    • Access to justice
    • Administrative courts
    • Civil liberties
    • Collateral consequences of conviction
    • Comparative law and legal systems
    • Corrections
    • Crime and public health
    • Crime prevention
    • Criminal case processing
    • Empirical legal studies
    • Homelessness
    • Intimate Partner Violence
    • Juvenile justice
    • Law and the courts
    • Lay judges and adjudication
    • Marijuana law and policy
    • Offender reentry
    • Policing
    • Public administration law
    • Recidivism
    • Regulation of the legal profession
    • Sexual assault
    • Specialized and alternative courts
    • Substance abuse
    • Victimization
    • Violence and violent crime

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