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Hope, Home Buyer in Anchorage, AK

I've noticed crime statistics showing high rape/ and other issues in anchorage and adjacent towns. Is this certain sections of town?

Asked by Hope, Anchorage, AK Mon Apr 16, 2012

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Paula’s answer
Alaska is #1 in the nation for sexual assaults per capita. Taxi drivers and law enforcement have even been arrested for such things, even here in Anchorage. The majority of crime occurs in the Mt. View and Fairview areas of town. I've lived here most of my 52 years of life and have not had any problems at all. You just need to know where to live and be cautious about strangers.. For the most part, however, it's pretty easy to tell who you should avoid. I think Alaska is a great place to live.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 13, 2012
Crime statistics do vary from neighborhood to neighborhood. This is why it is important to go house hunting with a local neighborhood expert who can provide guidance.

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3 votes Thank Flag Link Sat May 11, 2013
Our rape statistics are high because of our high alcoholism problem. A large number of the rapes occur to street inebriates, and Native Alaskan women who have come from the villages. Much like on indian reservations in the lower 48, native women are victimized at an alarmingly high rate.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat May 11, 2013

You can visit for more information. I would still consider Anchorage as a great place to live, but a first hand info will surely help you. Please visit the website.


Uzzil Batucan
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 17, 2012
The best advice I can provide you is to refer you to the Anchorage Police Department Website where you can search crime statistics for any neighborhood. This way you get the true up to date information strait from the source.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 16, 2012
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