Anchorage County had 52,703 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 6,619.11 per 100.000 population which is by 795.66% higher than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 3,564 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Aleutians West and county Bethel it’s a more dangerous place to live in.
Currently, the most popular arrest in Anchorage is larceny/theft - 10,721 arrests followed by motor vehicle theft - 3,104 and aggravated assault - 2,368 arrests.
Violent crime in Anchorage County is considered rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. For the recent years the violent crime rate has increased along with the non-violent crime rate. Compared to the national average of - 100.65 per 100.000 people the overall violent crime rate for the county is by 1,095.56% higher.