Friday, April 27, 2012

Alaska Victimization Survey data used in Forbes article on most dangerous U.S. cities for women

Data from the 2011 Alaska Victimization Survey (AVS)  appears online in a 4/26/2012 Forbes article, "The Most Dangerous U.S. Cities for Women,"  by Meghan Casserly.

The article uses crime data from the FBI, as well statistics from the AVS, to compile a list of the 10 most dangerous U.S. cities for women.  Anchorage and Fairbanks ranked numbers 2 and 3, respectively, in terms of danger for women based on sexual assault data. The very high rate of sexual assault against American Indian and Alaska Native women was also cited as a major concern. Saginaw, Michigan was the number 1 most dangerous city on the Forbes list.