At Protect America, we’ve put together a list of the 10 cities in Alaska with the lowest burglary rates.

We call these cities “Burglary Safe Zones.” We’ve also made a list of the 10 cities in Alaska with the highest burglary rates. We call these cities “Burglary Hot Spots.”

Our lists are based on data from the recent FBI Uniform Crime Report. We only counted cities that submitted burglary data.


2016 Alaska Burglary Safe Zones

  1. Unalaska
    • Population 4,554, Burglaries 3
    • Town trivia: Unalaska is the center of the king crab fishing industry. The documentary “Deadliest Catch” is based in its Dutch Harbor.
  2. Bristol Bay Borough
    • Population 942, Burglaries 1
    • Town trivia: Bristol Bay Borough was incorporated in 1962 and was the first Alaskan borough to be incorporated.
  3. Sitka
    • Population 8,850, Burglaries 10
    • Town trivia: Sitka used to be under Russian rule. It was originally called New Archangel.
  4. Valdez
    • Population 3,903, Burglaries 5
    • Town trivia: Valdez is the hometown of Bill Walker, the current Governor of Alaska.
  5. Cordova
    • Population 2,220, Burglaries 3
    • Town trivia: Cordova was once known as the “Razor Clam Capital of the World.”
  6. Palmer
    • Population 6,652, Burglaries 14
    • Town trivia: Palmer is an agricultural hub of Alaska. Thanks to near year-round sunlight, Palmer regularly produces world-record holding vegetables.
  7. Nome
    • Population 3,832, Burglaries 9
    • Town trivia: Nome is the ending point of the Iditarod sled race. This dog races commemorates the transport of diphtheria serum during an outbreak in 1925.
  8. Homer
    • Population 5,511, Burglaries 13
    • Town trivia: Homer is known as the “Halibut Fishing Capital of the World.”
  9. Ketchikan
    • Population 8,286, Burglaries 20
    • Town trivia: Ketchikan’s zip code is 99950. This is the highest zip code in the US.
  10. Skagway
    • Population 1,049, Burglaries 3
    • Town trivia: Skagway is the setting for the novel “The Call of the Wild” by Jack London.

2016 Alaska Burglary Hot Spots

  1. Kotzebue
    • Population 3,304, Burglaries 62
    • Town trivia: In 2015, President Obama gave a speech in Kotzebue, becoming the first sitting president to visit the Arctic Circle.
  2. Bethel
    • Population 6,497, Burglaries 58
    • Town trivia: Bethel’s original name translates to “Smokehouse People.”
  3. Kodiak
    • Population 6,345, Burglaries 38
    • Town trivia: Kodiak was once the capital of Russian Alaska.
  4. Anchorage
    • Population 301,39, Burglaries 1,685
    • Town trivia: While Juneau is the state capital of Alaska, more state employees live in Anchorage.
  5. Craig
    • Population 1,265, Burglaries 7
    • Town trivia: Craig is the largest city on Prince of Wales Island.
  6. Wasilla
    • Population 9,099, Burglaries 49
    • Town trivia: Wasilla is the hometown of several members of the Sarah Palin family.
  7. Juneau
    • Population 32,482, Burglaries 168
    • Town trivia: The Greater Juneau Borough is larger by area than Rhode Island and Delaware.
  8. Seward
    • Population 2,489, Burglaries 12
    • Town trivia: Seward is one of the top ten most lucrative fishery ports in the US.
  9. Haines
    • Population 2,567, Burglaries 12
    • Town trivia: The Disney film “White Fang” was partially filmed in Haines.
  10. Dillingham
    • Population 2,411, Burglaries 11
    • Town trivia: Dillingham can only be reached by airplane or boat.

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