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Violent Crime Reported in Alaska, 1986–2015

 AJSAC Fact Sheet: "Violent Crime Reported in Alaska, 1986–2015"

The most recent issue of the AJSAC Fact Sheet, "Violent Crime Reported in Alaska, 1986–2015," 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. Homicide and robbery rates declined over the 30-year period, while rape and aggravated assault rates increased from 1986 to 2015 – with aggravated assault acting as the main driver of increases in the violent crime rate over the period. On average, violent crime accounted for 11 percent of all crime reported in Alaska from 1986 to 2015. Aggravated assault accounted for nearly three-quarters, robbery for nearly 15 percent, rape for nearly 13 percent, and homicide for just over one percent of all violent crime reported in Alaska over the period.

 The fact sheet is by Khristy Parker, Research Professional, Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center (AJSAC).

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Expertise

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

Recent Publications

FACT SHEET :: SEXUAL MISCONDUCT
"Sexual Violence Committed against University of Alaska Students, by Gender" by Lindsey Blumenstein and Brad A. Myrstol (2016).

ALASKA JUSTICE FORUM :: SEXUAL MISCONDUCT
"University of Alaska Students’ Disclosures of Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Assault Victimizations" by Brad A. Myrstol and Lindsey Blumenstein (2016).

ALASKA JUSTICE FORUM :: YOUTH SUBSTANCE ABUSE
"Youth Marijuana and Prescription Drug Abuse in Anchorage" by Marny Rivera and Cory R. Lepage (2016).

ALASKA JUSTICE FORUM :: CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM
"Senate Bill 91: Summary of Policy Reforms" (2016).

JOURNAL ARTICLE :: VIOLENCE AGAINST ALASKA NATIVES
"Violence against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and Men" by André B. Rosay (2016).

RESEARCH REPORT :: VIOLENCE AGAINST ALASKA NATIVES
Violence against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and Men: 2010 Findings from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey by André B. Rosay (2016).

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Older Justice Center publications & reports can be found in Scholarworks@UA,
the University of Alaska's institutional repository created to share research and works
by UA faculty, students, and staff.

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