Arrest records pertain to documents created when someone is taken into custody, detained, questioned, or charged with a crime. According to the Alaska Public Records Act, the public has the right to search, view and keep copies of publicly accessible records including arrest records. Alaska’s arrest records are kept online and can be searched for with the person’s name. It is helpful if to have other information like their birthdate, the date of the incident and arresting officer information. If the arrest resulted in a conviction, then the case number and court docket number are helpful.
Yes. The Criminal Records and Identification Bureau (R&I) is tasked with maintaining all arrest records for the state, and they are made available to the public through a variety of methods.
Arrest records for someone in Alaska contain a lot of useful information. They include arrest records include booking details, the date of arrest and location, the charges filed, the arresting officer and may contain information about any vehicles. There will also be profile information like name, date of birth, address, age, gender, physical description and even see mug shots. The report may include information on their education, marital status, other criminal records, and court documents as well as outstanding warrants in their name. Often jail records will be included as well.
The crime rate has increased over the past decade in Alaska, going from 3,476 crimes in 2006 to 4,883 by 38% higher than it was back in 2006. The largest percentage of violent crimes falls into the Aggravated Assault category, with Revised Rape being the least popular crime in the state.
Alaska calls their police professionals peace officers, and they are the ones responsible for arresting people who break the law in the state. A peace officer can arrest someone in Alaska with an arrest warrant. They can also arrest someone without a warrant if they witness them committing the crime. If they have reasonable cause to believe someone has a committed a felony even if they didn’t observe it, they can arrest them also. If they are aware of someone committing a felony they can arrest them. If an officer suspects someone of committing a domestic violence crime, a misdemeanor or felony, they can detain them for questioning. If someone violates a domestic protective order or probation, an officer can arrest them as well.
Any peace officer or state trooper that witnesses a crime can arrest someone in Alaska. State law enforcement agencies such as federal and state officers can also arrest someone for suspicion of committing a crime in Alaska. Judges and magistrates have the power to initiate an arrest warrant, but only peace officers and private citizens have the right to arrest someone. When private citizens, initiative a “citizens arrest,” they must follow the same guidelines detailed above that peace officers must obey.
Alaska keeps criminal records including arrests for varying lengths of time. Misdemeanors are generally on file for only about two years. Some felonies are on file for between 5-10 years, and others are kept permanently. Those offenses that are of a violent nature are usually held on record forever in the archives.
Alaska does not allow expunging of criminal records including arrests. However, if there is an error on someone’s record, they can apply to the Alaska Department of Public Safety to have it corrected. Additionally, in some cases, Alaska will allow them to request that their records be sealed. Again, they must contact the Alaska Department of Public Safety to apply.
For the last year calculated, Alaska incurred 1875 violent arrests per 100,000 residents. Of all the violent crimes, men committed 100% of rapes, 85% of murders, 84% of robberies and 79% of aggravated assaults. The average age of someone arrested in Alaska is 18-24. More than 46% of those arrested in Alaska are white, 36% are Native American, 12% are Black, and 5% are Asian. 60% of the arrests in Alaska were for manslaughter, 63% were aggravated assault, and 79% were robbery. Males age 65 or older were the lowest age group arrested.
The popular arrests for 2017 in Alaska was for All Other Offenses (except traffic) - 10,909, the same popularity of the arrest type was seen in Alabama, Alaska, and Arizona. The least popularity had Prostitution and Commercialized Vice arrests - with only 6 crimes a year.
|Arrest Type||Under 18||All ages||Total arrests|
|Murder & Non-negligent Manslaughter||1||46||47|
|Motor Vehicle Theft||78||694||772|
|Forgery and Counterfeiting||2||113||115|
|Stolen property; buying, receiving, possessing||5||105||110|
|Weapons; carrying, possessing, etc.||21||369||390|
|Prostitution and Commercialized Vice||1||5||6|
|Sex Offenses (except rape and prostitution)||9||256||265|
|Drug Abuse Violations||180||1,004||1,184|
|Driving Under the Influence||23||3,102||3,125|
|All Other Offenses (except traffic)||172||10,737||10,909|