• Adult Violent and Property Crime Arrests in Alaska, 2002-2010

      Parker, Khristy (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2012-07-01)
      This research overview presents data on adult arrests and arrest rates for serious violent and property crimes in Alaska known to police from 2002 to 2010. Figures presented, from the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program, are for the eight serious offenses defined as Part I offenses: murder/non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson. Alaska figures for 2010 are compared with those for five other western U.S. states — Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 15, No. 4 (Winter 1999)

      UAA Justice Center; Bureau of Justice Statistics (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1999-01-01)
      The Winter 1999 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum presents Alaska and U.S. figures on correctional populations over an eleven-year period from 1988 to 1998, during which time Alaska's prison population grew by 57 percent and its rate of incarceration grew by 18 percent, while the overall state population grew by only 16 percent. The Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that over 570,000 of the nation's prisoners (51%) reported the use of alcohol or drugs while committing their offense. Uniform Crime Reports statistics show that the overall rate of reported crime in Alaska grew by 7 percent from 1988 through 1997.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 19, No. 1 (Spring 2002)

      Trostle, Lawrence C.; UAA Justice Center (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2002-03-01)
      The Spring 2002 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum features articles on Alaska juvenile arrest figures for 2000, juvenile detention in Alaska, juveniles in the Alaska adult justice system, student knowledge of the U.S. Constitution, and capital punishment in the U.S. and internationally.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 23, No. 2 (Summer 2006)

      UAA Justice Center (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2006-06-01)
      The Summer 2006 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum focuses on juvenile justice, with articles on the disproportionate referral of minority youth to the Alaska juvenile justice system, Alaska and national figures for juvenile arrests from 1995 to 2004, and a look at juvenile detention facilities in Alaska.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 5, No. 1 (Spring 1988)

      UAA Justice Center; Bureau of Justice Statistics (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1988-03)
      The Spring 1988 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum features articles on preliminary Uniform Crime Reporting statistics showing a decline in crime in Anchorage between 1986 and 1987; national data on state court caseloads showing more than 14.3 million new civil cases filed in limited and general jurisdiction state courts in 1985, with 42,351 new civil cases filed in Alaska; and Bureau of Justice Statistics data on drunk driving in the U.S.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 5, No. 4 (Winter 1989)

      Parry, David L.; Bureau of Justice Statistics; Barnes, Allan R. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1989-01)
      The Winter 1989 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum presents the first of two articles analyzing Alaska crime trends from 1963 to 1987 based on Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) data and additional data compiled by the Alaska State Troopers, this article analyzes statewide crime trends from 1963 to 1987. The the National Crime Survey questionnaire has added expanded questions which permit analysis of crime victims' perception of drug and alcohol use by violent offenders; protective actions taken by victims and bystanders; and the response of police and other criminal justice authorities to reported crimes. A study of 1984 Alaska felony cases used 1984 Alaska Offender-Based Transaction Statistics (OBTS) to analyze the process of case attrition and charge change between arrest and initial prosecution. January 1989 population figures for Alaska Department of Corrections facilities are presented.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 6, No. 1 (Spring 1989) 

      Parry, David L.; Bureau of Justice Statistics; Conn, Stephen (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1989-03)
      The Spring 1989 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum presents the second of two articles analyzing Alaska crime trends; Uniform Crime Reporting data and additional data compiled by the Alaska State Troopers are used to analyze 1963–1987 statewide trends for each of the seven criminal offenses included in the Federal Bureau of Investigation's crime index (arson is not included). The Bureau of Justice Statistics reports on federal and state correctional populations at yearend 1988, finding an increase of 7.4% over 1987 figures and a 90% increase from the 1980 prison population. In an exerpt from a longer paper on the problem of providing legal advice to Alaska Native villages, the author argues that villages may gain short-term control over problems such as alcohol and substance abuse through informal “demi-law” approaches, but ultimately they need to challenge the formal laws which block them from exerting local village authority.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 6, No. 4 (Winter 1990)

      Schafer, N. E.; Read, Emily E.; Bureau of Justice Statistics; Copus, Gary D.; Holmes, Caralyn (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1990-01)
      The Winter 1990 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum examines the criminal activity of Alaska women by analyzing Uniform Crime Reporting arrest data for 1975–1984. Women do not contribute substantially to the overall rate of violent crime in Alaska, but arrests of female offenders, both adult and juvenile, comprise a substantial proportion of all arrests for alcohol-related offenses. The Bureau of Justice Statistics reports on adults on federal and state probation and parole in 1988. Analysis of 1988 data on reported crime incidents from seven villages in the North Slope Borough suggests that crime rates for certain offenses may be higher in rural Alaska than in urban Alaska. January 1990 population figures for Alaska Department of Corrections facilities are presented.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 7, No. 1 (Spring 1990) 

      Marenin, Otwin; Bureau of Justice Statistics; UAA Justice Center (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1990-04)
      The Spring 1990 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum reviews evidence that charge bargaining in Alaska occurs — despite the formal ban on plea bargaining in Alaska in 1975 — and analyzes the impact of charge bargaining on sentencing practices. The Bureau of Justice Statistics reports findings of the National Judicial Reporting Program, which found that, of the estimated 583,000 persons convicted of a felony in 1986, eight percent were found guilty by a jury, three percent were found guilty by a judge, and 89 percent pled guilty. Preliminary Uniform Crime Report (UCR) figures show a 2.5 percent drop in the number of serious crimes in Anchorage between 1988 and 1989. April 1990 population figures for Alaska Department of Corrections facilities are presented.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 7, No. 2 (Summer 1990)

      Ender, Richard L. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1990-06)
      The Summer 1990 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum presents findings from a 1989 study of the Alaska bar membership, which analyzed sex-based differences between resident members of the Alaska Bar Association regarding economic and professional status and career path, particularly with regard to the "gender gap" in law practice income. The Bureau of Justice Statistics reports on federal, state, and local government expenditures and employment in civil and criminal justice in fiscal year 1988. Uniform Crime Report figures reported in the FBI's annual Crime in the United States found a slight drop in the crime rate in Alaska between 1988 and 1989. John Angell returns as Director of the Justice Center at University of Alaska Anchorage.
    • Alaska Justice Forum ; Vol. 9, No. 3 (Fall 1992)

      Schafer, N. E.; Green, Melissa S.; Bureau of Justice Statistics (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1992-09-01)
      The Fall 1992 issue of the Alaska Justice Forum presents population figures for prisoners, probationers, parolees, and community corrections residents under jurisdiction of the Alaska Department of Corrections from February 1980 to September 1992. The Bureau of Justice Statistics examines characteristics of persons in local jails arrested or convicted of driving while intoxicated (DWI), finding that more than half the persons in local jails charged with DWI in 1989 had prior sentences to incarceration for DWI offenses. Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) statistics from the FBI for the first six months of 1992 show a three percent increase in violent crime and three percent decrease in property crime nationwide compared with the same period for 1991.
    • Arrests for Drug Offenses in Alaska: 2000–2011

      Parker, Khristy (Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center, Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2014-09-09)
      This fact sheet presents data for 2000–2011 on arrests for drug offenses made by Alaska police agencies. The report presents drug offense arrest information for both adults and juveniles for the 12-year period, including number of drug offense arrests, drug offense arrests as a percentage of all arrests, drug offense arrest rate, and drug offense types. Data is drawn from the annual Crime in Alaska report of the Alaska Department of Public Safety, which represents the State of Alaska's contribution to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) program.
    • Arrests for Drug Offenses in Alaska: 2000-2011

      Myrstol, Brad A. (Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center, Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2013-09-01)
      This fact sheet presents data on arrests for drug offenses made by Alaska police agencies for the period 2000 through 2011. The report presents drug offense arrest information for both adults and juveniles for the 12-year period, including number of drug offense arrests, drug offense arrests as a percentage of all arrests, drug offense arrest rate, and drug offense types. Data is drawn from the annual Crime in Alaska report of the Alaska Department of Public Safety, which represents the State of Alaska's contribution to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) program.
    • Arrests for Violent Crimes in Alaska, 1980-2012

      Parker, Khristy; Armstrong, Barbara (Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center, Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2013-12-01)
      This fact sheet presents data from the Alaska Department of Public Safety’s annual report Crime in Alaska for the years 1980 through 2012 (the last year for which data are available) on violent crime arrests in Alaska. Crime in Alaska represents the State of Alaska’s contribution to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s national Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) program. The UCR program collects data from law enforcement agencies across the United States. (In 2012 more than 18,000 agencies participated in the UCR program.) The UCR includes in its count of arrests all arrests, citations, and summonses for 28 different offenses. Presented here are Alaska arrest data for four offenses known as Part I violent offenses: murder and nonnegligent manslaughter (homicide), forcible rape (rape), robbery, and aggravated assault.
    • Assaults Committed against Alaska Police Officers, 2002–2011

      Myrstol, Brad A. (Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center, Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2013-03)
      This fact sheet presents information reported to the Alaska Department of Public Safety (DPS) by Alaska police agencies on the frequency of assaults committed against police officers for the period 2002–2011. Data were extracted from DPS's annual Uniform Crime Reporting publication Crime in Alaska. Aspects of assaults on police examined include rates of assault, percentage of assaults resulting in injury, weapons used in assaults, and officers killed in the line of duty (1960–2011).
    • Burglary in Alaska: 1985–2012

      Parker, Khristy (Alaska Justice Statistical Analysis Center, Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2014-07)
      This fact sheet presents data for 1985–2012 on the property crime of burglary, including burglary rates, time and place of occurrence, and the value of property stolen during burglaries reported to police. Data is drawn from the annual Crime in Alaska report of the Alaska Department of Public Safety, which represents the State of Alaska's contribution to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program.
    • Crime Rates and Alaska Criminal Justice Reform

      Myrstol, Brad A.; Cravez, Pamela (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2017-10-18)
      Definitive conclusions about the impact of Senate Bill 91 on the rate of property crimes in Alaska are not possible for a number of reasons, including that the most current data cover less than six months following implementation of the first phase of the law. Accompanying figures show rates of incidents of shoplifting, motor vehicle theft, burglary, and larceny theft reported to police in 1985–2016.
    • Crimes Known to Police (Alaska): Statewide Rates, by Month: 2014-2016

      Myrstol, Brad A. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2017-10-31)
      This slide presentation, presented to the Alaska House Finance Committee on October 31, 2017, provides "big picture" annual rates of crimes knowns to police for property and violent crime in Alaska from 1985 to 2016 and monthly crime rates from 2014 to 2016 for larceny theft, shoptlifting, burlgary, motor vehicle theft, homicide, forcible rape, robbery, and assault. Rates are drawn from Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) data in the annual Crime in Alaska publication of the Alaska Department of Public Safety.
    • Crimes Known to Police (Alaska): Statewide Rates, by Month: 2014-2016

      Myrstol, Brad A. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2017-10-16)
      This slide presentation, Alaska House Judiciary Committee on October 16, 2017, provides monthly crime rates from 2014 to 2016 for larceny theft, burglary, motor vehicle theft, homicide, forcible rape, robbery, and assault. Rates are drawn from Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) data in the annual Crime in Alaska publication of the Alaska Department of Public Safety.
    • Drug Possession Arrests Reported in Alaska, 1986–2017

      Ervin, Benjamin (Alaska Justice Information Center, Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2018-09-10)
      This fact sheet presents data on drug sale possession arrests reported by Alaska law enforcement agencies for the 32-year period 1986 to 2017. Overall, the drug possession arrest rate plateaued be-tween 1998 and 2010, consistently declined from 2010 to 2016, and slightly increased in 2017. The lowest recorded overall drug possession arrest rate was in 1990. Rates increased from 1986 through 1998, then de-clined for all populations from 2010 to 2016. The adult and male populations drive the overall trend in arrest rates, accounting for roughly four out of every five arrestees during this 32-year period. The trend shows less discrepancy in arrest rates be-tween males and females, as well as between adults and juveniles after 2010. Data is drawn from the annual Crime in Alaska report of the Alaska Department of Public Safety, which represents the State of Alaska's contribution to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) program.