Sitka amassed 499 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, Sitka’s arrest rate was 2,026.10 per 100,000 residents. The county of Sitka is 174.16% higher than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 residents. During that same year, 14 arrests were for violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The county of Sitka also experienced 163 arrests for property crimes. When compared to Aleutians West and Haines, Sitka is a more dangerous place to reside.
In Sitka, the most common crime is larceny/theft which accounts for 145 of the arrests in a year. The second most common crime in Sitka, is aggravated assault, and the third most common is burglary.
In Sitka, the most violent crimes committed are murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. The county of Sitka has a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Sitka experienced 14 violent crimes and 163 non-violent crimes. When comparing Sitka to the national average of 739.02, Sitka is higher by 174.16% than the national average.