Alaska Statewide

Alaska Victimization Survey: Research on Violence Against Women in Alaska
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Alaska Statewide

 

Estimates

Stalking victimization (2015)
(released 1/17/2017)
2015 (released 2/25/2016)
2010 (released 9/30/2010)

2015 Alaska Victimization Survey

2015 Alaska Victimization Survey results show decline in intimate partner and sexual violence in Alaska since 2010.

The 2015 Alaska Victimization Survey for Alaska statewide was conducted from May to August 2015. Results were released on February 24, 2016 in Anchorage. Findings include:

  • In 2010, 12 in 100 women had experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence, or both in Alaska during the previous year. By 2015, that number dropped to 8 in 100.
  • Intimate partner violence decreased by 32%.
  • Sexual violence decreased by 33%.
  • 6,556 fewer women experienced intimate partner violence in 2015 than in 2010.
  • 3,072 fewer women experienced sexual violence in 2015 than 2010.

The 2015 survey also indicated that:

  • 21,401 adult women in Alaska experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence, or both in the past year;
  • Half of adult women in Alaska (more than 130,000) have experienced violence in their lifetime.

Lifetime estimates (2015 survey)

Alaska Statewide lifetime estimates (2015). Out of every 100 adult women who reside in the state of Alaska (2015): 40 experienced intimate partner violence (IPV). 33 experienced sexual violence. 50 experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence, or both.  These lifetime estimates come from a 2015 survey of adult women in the state of Alaska. Source: UAA Justice Center, Alaska Victimization Survey.

Data release


2010 Alaska Victimization Survey

The 2010 Alaska Victimization Survey for Alaska statewide was conducted from May to June 2010. Results were released on September 30, 2010 in Anchorage. Findings include:

  • About 59% of adult women in Alaska have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence or both, in their lifetime;
  • Nearly 12% have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence or both, in the past year;
  • About 37% of adult women in the Alaska have experienced sexual violence in their lifetime; and 
  • About 48% have experienced intimate partner violence in their lifetime.

Lifetime estimates (2010 survey)

Alaska Statewide lifetime estimates (2010). Out of every 100 adult women who reside in the state of Alaska (2010): 48 experienced intimate partner violence (IPV). 37 experienced sexual violence. 59 experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence, or both.  These lifetime estimates come from a 2010 survey of adult women in the state of Alaska. Source: UAA Justice Center, Alaska Victimization Survey.

Data release

September 30, 2010 press conference releasing results of the 2010 Alaska Victimization Survey for Alaska statewide
UAA Commons, University of Alaska Anchorage
Photo (see caption)
Pictured (left to right): Col. Audie Holloway of the Alaska State Troopers, Nancy Haag of STAR (Standing Together Against Rape), Suzi Pearson of AWAIC (Abused Women's Aid in Crisis), and Sandy Samaniego of the Alaska Council on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (CDVSA) addressed audience questions.

 

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