Wrangell is the fifth safest city in Alaska, according to a data-driven blog. The site Homesnacks.net ranks cities across the U.S. based on federal data.
The site looked at the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s compilation of state crime statistics from the year 2017.
Homesnacks.net factored in property and violent crimes into its rankings, says spokesman Nick Johnson.
“Property crimes are anything from car break-ins, to robberies, to stolen cell phones at the bar,” says Johnson. “Violent crimes are attacks, assaults, murders, rapes, those type of crimes.”
If you lived in Wrangell in 2017, you had a 1 in 85 chance of being a victim of a property crime, and a 1 in 300 change of a violent crime.
The safest city is Cordova, followed by Haines, Unalaska, Sitka and then Wrangell. Petersburg ranks as the eighth safest city.
The most dangerous city in Alaska is Kotzebue, followed by Anchorage and then Juneau.
Kotzebue residents had a 1 in 10 chance of experiencing a crime in 2017, with a 1 in 26 chance of experiencing a violent crime.
“That’s four times higher than the state average, which is really bad,” Johnson says.
The article only looked at the largest 24 cities in Alaska.