Safest Places to Live in Alaska 2021

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Last Update: June 29, 2021 Living

Alaska is a state located at the northwest extremity of the North American continent. It borders Canadian provinces British Columbia and Yukon, as well as Russia (maritime border). It is also bordered by the Arctic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.

Alaska is the largest state by area and the 3rd least populous state, with around 740,000 residents. This state’s capital is Juneau, while the largest city is Anchorage, with a population close to 300,000.

Alaska was a part of the Russian Empire until the United States purchased it in 1867. It officially became a state very late, in 1959. The economy of Alaska heavily relies on fishing, natural gas, and oil industry, and tourism.

Ranking Criteria

ElitePersonalFinance extracted the latest data from the FBI crime statistics in the United States. We took violent crime as the main criteria. To get our score, we used this formula:

Crime Score = ( Total Number of Violent Crimes / Population ) * 1,000

This way, safer cities got the lowest score, and those that are more vulnerable to crimes got higher scores.

The cities that did not report crimes to the FBI and those with a population under 3,000 were not included in the list.

10 Safest Places in Alaska 2021

Rank: City: Population: Total Number of Crimes: Crime Score:
1 Valdez 3 816 5 1,31
2 Unalaska 4 513 7 1,55
3 Sitka 8 512 16 1,88
4 Homer 5 913 12 2,03
5 Soldotna 4 756 13 2,73
6 Palmer 7 490 21 2,80
7 Petersburg 3 181 10 3,14
8 Wasilla 10 915 48 4,40
9 Ketchikan 8 316 40 4,81
10 Fairbanks 31 493 247 7,84

Crime Score in All Cities in Alaska 2021

In case your city didn’t make our list, you can take a look at our full list of Alaska cities.

We can’t compare crime rates in small and large cities. That’s why ElitePersonalFinance made a detailed analysis and narrowed the results according to population segments:

  • Under 3,000 Residents
  • 3,000 – 10,000 Residents
  • Over 30,000 Residents

(Other sites don’t include places with under 3,000 residents, but we included them.)

These are the results that we got:

Under 3,000 Residents

Rank: City: Population: Total Number of Crimes: Crime Score:
1 Cordova 2 150 0 0,00
2 Wrangell 2 489 2 0,80
3 Skagway 1 159 1 0,86
4 Bristol Bay Borough 852 2 2,35
5 Seward 2 732 9 3,29
6 Haines 2 441 9 3,69
7 Craig 1 313 7 5,33
8 North Pole 2 111 16 7,58
9 Dillingham 2 405 49 20,37

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

Rank: City: Population: Total Number of Crimes: Crime Score:
1 Valdez 3 816 5 1,31
2 Unalaska 4 513 7 1,55
3 Sitka 8 512 16 1,88
4 Homer 5 913 12 2,03
5 Soldotna 4 756 13 2,73
6 Palmer 7 490 21 2,80
7 Petersburg 3 181 10 3,14
8 Ketchikan 8 316 40 4,81
9 Kodiak 5 947 49 8,24
10 Kenai 7 862 75 9,54
11 North Slope Borough 9 801 123 12,55
12 Bethel 6 544 130 19,87
13 Kotzebue 3 272 77 23,53
14 Nome 3 899 107 27,44

Over 30,000 Residents

Rank: City: Population: Total Number of Crimes: Crime Score:
1 Wasilla 10 915 48 4,40
2 Fairbanks 31 493 247 7,84
3 Juneau 31 810 289 9,09
4 Anchorage 287 731 3 581 12,45

If you want to share anything, feel free to leave a comment. That way, you can help us understand your perspective better. Is your city safe enough? Are you worried because of the crime rate in your town? Do you have any thoughts on safety levels in the country? How safe do you feel?

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