Less than 50 miles from Russia, Alaska is by far the coldest and most remote state in the United States. Initially referred to as “Seward’s Folly” after Secretary of State William Seward bought it from Russia, Alaska was found to have tons of oil and currently provides 25% of the oil used in the U.S. Aside from oil, the state is known for its wildlife, weather, and nature, with a lake that’s literally the size of Connecticut.
What is there to do in Alaska? A ton of stuff, including:
- Head on over to Denali National Park and Preserve, which has the highest mountain peak in North America at 20,310 feet above sea level
- Visit Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, a gorgeous park west of Juneau, the state’s capital
- Take a dip in Chena Hot Springs, northeast of Fairbanks
- Learn about art, history, ecology and science at the Anchorage Museum in Anchorage, Alaska’s biggest city.
The safest city in Alaska is Unalaska, with a population of nearly 4,5000. With a high median income of over $90,000, this city only saw 3.37 violent crimes and 6.52 property crimes per 1,000 residents. That’s not shocking, as they have an extremely high citizen to offer ratio of 2.7. Other top cities are Valdez, Sitka, and Nome.
This statistic shows the number of violent crimes per 1,000 people in the past year. Violent crimes include forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, as defined by the FBI.
This statistic shows how many police officers there are per 1,000 of the city’s inhabitants. Across the United States, there was an average of 2.4 sworn officers per 1,000 inhabitants as of 2011, reports the FBI.
Finally, this number shows how many property crimes were committed in the past year per every 1,000 of the city’s residents. Property crimes include burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson and larceny-theft.
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Whether you’re moving to Alaska or just going on a vacation, safety should be your number one concern. The following cities are the safest in Alaska based on data from the FBI. To learn more about our methodology, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Now sit back, relax, and learn about the safest cities in Alaska, where the slogan is “North to the Future”!
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How Did We Determine the Safest Cities?
- Murder rate
- Rape rate
- Robbery Rate
- Assault rate
- Burglary rate
- Theft rate
- Vehicle theft rate
- Arson rates
- Police offer rates per 1000 people
- Median Income
For each city, we’ll provide the most important information that you need to know, such as the city’s population, violent and property crime rates and trends, median income, average household income, and an overall safety score and ranking. Plus, we’ll show you all the specific numbers for the above rates, in addition to larceny theft rates, total number of police officers, and the total number of civilians working in law offices.