"Violent and Property Offenses in Anchorage, 2003–2009", the most recent issue of Justice Center Research Overview, presents crime rates and number of offenses for violent and property crimes in Anchorage known to police from 2003 to 2009. Data for Anchorage was also compared with that for five cities of similar size in the western U.S. — Spokane, Salt Lake City, Portland, Colorado Springs, and Boise. The research overview was compiled by Khristy Parker of the UAA Justice Center.
The figures come from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program, which collects information from nearly 18,000 law enforcement agencies in the U.S. on eight serious crimes, known as Part I offenses, and over twenty less serious offenses, known as Part II offenses. Part I offenses include four violent crimes — murder/non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault — and four property crimes — burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. The figures presented in the research overview are for all eight Part I offenses.