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Anchorage County, AK Arrest Records

What are Anchorage County Arrest Statistics?

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.

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  • 52,703 Arrests in the county for the last 3 years
  • 6,619.11 Arrest rate in 2017 per 100.000 population
  • 3,564 Violent crime arrests

Anchorage County Police Records

Police records exist in different types of law enforcement agencies and in many forms. In most cases, Anchorage county police reports may be found from the local county Sheriff’s Office. You can appear in person and request copies as county police records are available to the general public per the state laws and the Freedom of Information Act. These records may include Anchorage county police reports, Anchorage county bookings and even mugshots. These records are related to when someone is arrested, booked, and jailed. First, they are questioned, and basic information is taken while officers fills out the report. Then they takes mugshots of the suspect, and they are put in a jail cell until they can make bail the fees. Some counties may charge a fee for a copy of police records. You may have to visit in person and may need to have the following information for them to find your file:

  • Date and time of the occurrence
  • The location of the incident
  • Name(s) of those involved
  • Officer’s name and rank
  • Case number

This will help the officer find the documents you need.

Anchorage county police records can provide a lot of information about a suspect. A good example of police record might be a traffic accident report. Some records are available to the public after a waiting period, such as 60-days.

Sometimes you can order copies of Anchorage county police records by mail. Contact your local county Sheriff’s Office to inquire about forms and the fees.

Anchorage County Mugshots

Anchorage County mugshots have been used since the 1800s, shortly after the invention of photography. Then in 1888, a French police officer Alphonse Bertillon standardized the process and made it the norm. Groups of these mugshots are kept in a “mug book” to help witnesses and victims identify criminals.

Anchorage county mugshots are the photographs taken of suspects upon arrest. Local police, Sheriff’s Offices, and other law enforcement agencies take them. Typically , the subject is photographed from the front (full-face view) and then the side (profile view). These Anchorage county mugshots are filed with the person’s criminal record and police reports. They are used by victims, witnesses, and investigators to identify criminals guys.

Additionally , when a judge issues an Anchorage county arrest warrant for other purposes , and the person does not show up in court, these mugshots are used to help find the suspect.

Mugshots are readily available online as they are public records. Information brokers portals offer mugshots with other types of public records such as criminal records, arrest records and other court cases.

Felonies, Misdemeanors, and Sex Offenders

Police and arrest records will also contain on felonies, misdemeanors, and sex offenders. Since everything is computerized available and connected, any past incidents will show up as well.

Anchorage County Recent Arrest Trends

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.

  • 10,721 Larceny/Theft
  • 3,104 Motor Vehicle Theft
  • 2,368 Aggravated Assault

Violent Crime Arrests vs. Non-Violent

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.

Anchorage County Crime Rate from 1999-2017

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