Safest Places to Live in Alaska of February 2024

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Alaska is a state located at the northwest extremity of the North American continent. It borders the 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 close to 300,000 residents.

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 more vulnerable to crimes got higher scores.

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

10 Safest Places in Alaska of February 2024

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Valdez3 81651,31
2Unalaska4 51371,55
3Sitka8 512161,88
4Homer5 913122,03
5Soldotna4 756132,73
6Palmer7 490212,80
7Petersburg3 181103,14
8Wasilla10 915484,40
9Ketchikan8 316404,81
10Fairbanks31 4932477,84

Crime Score in All Cities in Alaska of February 2024

If your city didn’t make our list, you could see 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:
1Cordova2 15000,00
2Wrangell2 48920,80
3Skagway1 15910,86
4Bristol Bay Borough85222,35
5Seward2 73293,29
6Haines2 44193,69
7Craig1 31375,33
8North Pole2 111167,58
9Dillingham2 4054920,37

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Valdez3 81651,31
2Unalaska4 51371,55
3Sitka8 512161,88
4Homer5 913122,03
5Soldotna4 756132,73
6Palmer7 490212,80
7Petersburg3 181103,14
8Ketchikan8 316404,81
9Kodiak5 947498,24
10Kenai7 862759,54
11North Slope Borough9 80112312,55
12Bethel6 54413019,87
13Kotzebue3 2727723,53
14Nome3 89910727,44

Over 30,000 Residents

Rank:City:Population:Total Number of Crimes:Crime Score:
1Wasilla10 915484,40
2Fairbanks31 4932477,84
3Juneau31 8102899,09
4Anchorage287 7313 58112,45

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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