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chozoghost4 01-30-2020 01:05 PM

for those of you based in alaska
 
is that state as dangerous as they say it is, in terms of crime?

tomgoodman 01-30-2020 05:35 PM

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Originally Posted by chozoghost4 (Post 2967645)
is that state as dangerous as they say it is, in terms of crime?


There are strange things done in the midnight sun

By the men who moil for gold;

The Arctic trails have their secret tales

That would make your blood run cold;.....;)

badflaps 01-30-2020 06:28 PM

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Originally Posted by tomgoodman (Post 2967881)
There are strange things done in the midnight sun

By the men who moil for gold;

The Arctic trails have their secret tales

That would make your blood run cold;.....;)

Get to the part about opening the furnace door.

downtownbrown 01-30-2020 10:19 PM

There are a lot of ways to die in Alaska.

AirBear 01-31-2020 11:39 AM

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Originally Posted by downtownbrown (Post 2968022)
There are a lot of ways to die in Alaska.

Especially in an airplane. I'm amazed more planes don't have EGPWS up there.

As to the OP's question, here is a link that will answer the question:

https://www.statista.com/statistics/...the-us-states/

Alaska is a dangerous place to live.
With the highest rates of rape, drowning and suicide in the U.S., it's no surprise a Harvard study ranks the state as the third most dangerous when it comes to violent and property crimes. Only Nevada and Tennessee were found to have higher per capita violent crime rates.Mar 15, 2014

sourdough44 02-01-2020 01:59 AM

I sometimes mention those TN crime stats to some considering the move. While you’re away, some methhead breaks into your garage. AK is higher in the stats too, but how you live & arraign your life factor in BIGLY.

downtownbrown 02-07-2020 11:21 PM

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Originally Posted by chozoghost4 (Post 2967645)
is that state as dangerous as they say it is, in terms of crime?

in all seriousness, Alaska is great, but anchorage and the “valley”, (which consists of Palmer and Wasilla) are not garden spots. But these places are a microcosm of the Alaskan motif of “you are responsible for your own safety”. Which is a bit cliche, but very true in Alaska.

If you are the kind of person who doesn’t make eye contact with the occasional tweaker in your suburban shelter, Alaska is not the place for you. But if you stare them down with little fear and refuse to be a victim of any sort, then you might just get along well here. my kid and wife are very aware of their surroundings and are well prepared, if you get the drift. Once you can learn not to be afraid, Alaska is one of the best places on the planet. You and your family will learn more about yourselves than you thought possible. The environment itself is very serious, not just the crime or people. Alaska is not for sissies.

NatGeo 02-09-2020 05:21 AM

I would say that those statistics are kind of flawed. The large majority of the crime in Alaska happens among the natives. They have a huge alcohol problem. The natives also receive monthly payments from the government which a lot of the time go straight to alcohol. In Anchorage there is a liquor store on almost every block.

The other big problem with crime in Alaska is there are 4 men for every woman in Alaska. I think that kind of dynamic naturally results in a higher crime rate.

If you are male than I would say that Alaska is a pretty safe place to live. If you are female than I would still say it is a safe place to live, but that you need to take a lot of additional precautions against getting drunk at a bar or walking down a backstreet by yourself at night.

Excargodog 02-09-2020 07:37 AM

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Originally Posted by NatGeo (Post 2973647)

The other big problem with crime in Alaska is there are 4 men for every woman in Alaska. I think that kind of dynamic naturally results in a higher crime rate.

If you are male than I would say that Alaska is a pretty safe place to live. If you are female than I would still say it is a safe place to live, but that you need to take a lot of additional precautions against getting drunk at a bar or walking down a backstreet by yourself at night.


https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fa...5218#SEX255218

47.9% of the population of Alaska is female.

i would concede that ratio probably doesn’t apply to people walking down a backstreet by themself at night.

rickair7777 02-09-2020 10:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Excargodog (Post 2973731)
https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fa...5218#SEX255218

47.9% of the population of Alaska is female.

i would concede that ratio probably doesn’t apply to people walking down a backstreet by themself at night.

I'm pretty sure the census doesn't count all the rough necks who commute up, or any of the off the grid types who are off the grid for a reason.

The permanent, established population (native and otherwise) would be pretty close to an even split between genders. Those are the people the census counts.


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