Khristy Parker, Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center (AJSAC) researcher, was recently interviewed by Laurel Andrews of the Alaska Dispatch about the AJSAC Fact Sheet, "Arrests for Violent Crimes in Alaska, 1980-2012."
The data show that arrest rates for homicide and forcible rape declined over the time period, while arrests for robbery, and to a lesser degree, aggravated assault increased. Data on race and sex of individuals arrested are also given. The fact sheet notes that "[b]ecause Alaska has a small population,
small changes in the number of reported arrests can lead to substantial
fluctuations in arrest rates."
"Report looks at Alaska's violent crime trends from 1980 to 2012" by Laurel Andrews. Alaska Dispatch, April 28, 2014. (http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/20140428/report-looks-alaskas-violent-crime-trends-1980-2012)
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