Municipality of Anchorage (Alaska Victimization Survey)

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Municipality of Anchorage

 

Estimates

Stalking victimization (2015)
(released 1/27/2017)
2015 (released 8/26/2016)
2011 (released 10/3/2011)

2015 Alaska Victimization Survey

The 2015 Alaska Victimization Survey for the Municipality of Anchorage was conducted from May to August 2015, and results were released on August 26, 2016 in Anchorage. Findings include:

  • 1 in 2 adult women in the Municipality of Anchorage (48%) have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence or both, in their lifetime;
  • 1 in 13 have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence or both, in the past year;
  • The percentage of women in the Municipality of Anchorage who have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence, or both in their lifetime dropped from 55% to 48%.
  • The percentage of women who have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence, or both in the past year dropped from 10% to 8%.
  • Rates of violence against women in the Municipality of Anchorage remain unacceptably high.

Lifetime estimates (2015 survey)

Municipality of Anchorage lifetime estimates (2015 survey). Out of every 100 adult women who reside in the Municipality of Anchorage: 39 experienced intimate partner violence (IPV). 32 experienced sexual violence. 48 experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence, or both.  These lifetime estimates come from a 2015 survey of adult women in the Municipality of Anchorage. Source: UAA Justice Center, Alaska Victimization Survey.

2011 Alaska Victimization Survey

The 2011 Alaska Victimization Survey for the Municipality of Anchorage was conducted from April to June 2011, and results were released on October 3, 2011 in Anchorage. Findings include:

  • Over 50% of adult women in the Municipality of Anchorage have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence or both, in their lifetime;
  • Over 8% have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence or both, in the past year;
  • Three out of every ten adult women in the Municipality of Anchorage have experienced sexual violence in their lifetime; and 
  • Four out of every ten have experienced intimate partner violence in their lifetime.

Lifetime estimates (2011 survey)

Municipality of Anchorage lifetime estimates (2011 survey). Out of every 100 adult women who reside in the Municipality of Anchorage: 42 experienced intimate partner violence (IPV). 30 experienced sexual violence. 51 experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence, or both.  These lifetime estimates come from a 2011 survey of adult women in the Municipality of Anchorage. Source: UAA Justice Center, Alaska Victimization Survey.

Data release

October 3, 2011 press conference releasing results of the 2011 Alaska Victimization Surveyfor the Municipality of Anchorage
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
Photo (see caption).
Pictured (left to right): Lauree Morton, Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Executive Director (CDVSA); Nancy Haag, Standing Together Against Rape (STAR) Executive Director; Dr. André Rosay, UAA Justice Center Director; Susan Cushing, CDVSA Chair; Katie TePas, Special Assistant to Governor Sean Parnell’s Choose Respect Initiative; Sgt. Ken McCoy, Anchorage Police Department (APD); Amanda Matthews Abused Women’s Aid in Crisis (AWAIC) Program Manager; Melissa Emmal, AWAIC Deputy Director; Suzi Pearson, AWAIC Executive Director; and Lt. Dave Parker, APD.
 

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