Alaska, also nicknamed the Last Frontier, is the largest state of the US by area, with a population of 741,894 (as of 2016). Although Juneau is the capital city, the largest city of this state is Anchorage, where almost half of the state’s population resides.
The crime rate has remained somewhat steady in Alaska in the past few years. In 2014, 25,018 crimes have been recorded, the majority of which were property-related crimes (20,334). 555 of them were rape crimes and only 41 were murders.
Anchorage has the most violent crimes, which makes the violent crime rate of Alaska the highest in the country. The rates for poverty and unemployment are 8.7% and 6.1% accordingly. As of 2017, capital punishment is not legal in Alaska.
The safest cities are Sitka and and Palmer.
All inmate and jail records can be requested from the Alaska Department of Corrections. The DOC also provides information on witnesses and victims through 2 Victim Notification Programs. The system operates 24 hours a day and automatically notifies victims of any inmate status change, including release or escape. The earliest data available through this system dates back to 1998.