• An Examination of Police Service Deployment: Weapons Offenses

      Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2004-07)
      This issue of Anchorage Community Indicators maps the rates by census block area and community council of Anchorage Police Department calls for service in 2003 for weapons offenses in Anchorage.
    • Sexual Assault Study: Differences by Age of Victim

      Morris, Catherine; Rosay, André B. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2004-04)
      This issue of Anchorage Community Indicators Series 2, "Sexual Assault Study," describes the spatial patterning and geographical concentration of 541 sexual assaults reported to the Anchorage Police Department in 2000–2001 by age of victim. Analysis compares the 210 victims that were less than 21 years old to the 339 victims that were 21 years old or older. Most suspects were older than their victims. On average, suspects were 5 years older than victims.
    • Sexual Assault Study: Differences by Community Council

      Rosay, André B.; Langworthy, Robert H. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2004-04)
      This issue of Anchorage Community Indicators Series 2, "Sexual Assault Study," describes the spatial patterning and geographical concentration of sexual assaults reported to the Anchorage Police Department in 2000–2001 by the five community councils with the highest incidence of sexual assauults reported to police during the study period: Downtown, Fairview, Mountain View, Northeast, and Spenard. Comparison date is presented for these five community councils on victim and suspect characteristics including age, race, and alcohol use; assault characteristics including day of week and location of assault; and victim-suspect relationship.
    • Sexual Assault Study: Differences by Day of Week

      Fleming, Alexa; Rosay, André B. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2004-04)
      This issue of Anchorage Community Indicators Series 2, "Sexual Assault Study," describes the spatial patterning and geographical concentration of 541 sexual assaults reported to the Anchorage Police Department in 2000–2001 by day of the week. More specifically, this analysis compares the 237 assaults that occurred during the week to the 264 assaults that occurred during the weekend. Most assaults (60%) occurred between 10 PM and 6 AM.
    • Sexual Assault Study: Differences by Relationship

      Matthews, Amanda; Rosay, André B. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2004-04)
      This issue of Anchorage Community Indicators Series 2, "Sexual Assault Study," describes the spatial patterning and geographical concentration of 282 sexual assaults reported to the Anchorage Police Department in 2000–2001 by relationship between victim and suspect. More specifically, this analysis compares the 168 victims assaulted by nonstrangers to the 99 victims assaulted by strangers. Among non-strangers, the most common relationships included acquaintances (30%), friends (27%), and boyfriends/girlfriends (12%).
    • Sexual Assault Study: Differences by Season

      Valentine, Jeff; Rosay, André B. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2004-04)
      This issue of Anchorage Community Indicators Series 2, "Sexual Assault Study," describes the spatial patterning and geographical concentration of 541 sexual assaults reported to the Anchorage Police Department in 2000–2001 by season of year: fall (Sep., Oct., Nov.), winter (Dec., Jan., Feb.), spring (Mar., Apr., May), and summer (Jun., Jul., Aug.).
    • Sexual Assault Study: Differences by Victim's Alcohol Use

      Snodgrass, G. Matthew; Rosay, André B. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2004-04)
      This issue of Anchorage Community Indicators Series 2, "Sexual Assault Study," describes the spatial patterning and geographical concentration of 282 sexual assaults reported to the Anchorage Police Department in 2001 by victim's alcohol use.
    • Sexual Assault Study: Differences by Victim's Race

      Altaffer, Kamaree; Rosay, André B. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2004-04)
      This issue of Anchorage Community Indicators Series 2, "Sexual Assault Study," describes the spatial patterning and geographical concentration of 541 sexual assaults reported to the Anchorage Police Department in 2000–2001 by victim's race. More specifically, this analysis compares the 257 Caucasian victims to the 243 Native victims. White and Native victims represented 90% of all victims.
    • Sexual Assault Study: Overview

      Rosay, André B.; Langworthy, Robert H. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2004-04)
      Anchorage Community Indicators is a public education project of the Justice Center aimed at providing information about various aspects of the Anchorage municipality through maps and tables. This issue introduces Series 2, "Sexual Assault Study," which describes the spatial patterning and geographical concentration of sexual assaults reported to the Anchorage Police Department in 2000–2001.
    • The Strength of Association: Housing Density and Delinquency

      Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2004)
      This issue of Anchorage Community Indicators provides a brief examination of the relationship between housing density and delinquency in the Municipality of Anchorage. A commonly held belief is that crime rates rise as housing density increases, despite only sparse scientific evidence in support of this theory. These data show no relationship between housing density and delinquency at the block group level within the Municipality of Anchorage.
    • The Strength of Association: Neighborhood Poverty and Social Deviance

      Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2005-02)
      This issue of Anchorage Community Indicators examines the strength of association between neighborhood-level poverty in Anchorage neighborhoods— measured as the percentage of households falling below the federally designated threshold of poverty — and social deviance — measured as the annual rate of police calls-for-service for various offenses. These data show poverty to be significantly related to a number of police calls-for-service indicators. These simple measures of association (not causation) align with studies in other contexts which have found that communities experiencing economic hardship bear a double burden in that they also suffer a disproportionate amount of social problems.
    • The Strength of Association: Population Density and Social Deviance

      Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2005-02)
      This issue of Anchorage Community Indicators provides a brief examination of the relationship between population density and social deviance in the Municipality of Anchorage. A commonly held belief is that social density is positively correlated with social deviance, despite only sparse scientific evidence in support of this theory. A previous issue of Anchorage Community Indicators ("The Strength of Association: Housing Density and Delinquency," ACI 3a(1) (Jul 2004)) found no evidence of a relationship between housing density and deviance. The current issue builds on these previously reported findings by introducing a second measure of social density: population density, once again finding no evidence that social density of Anchorage neighborhoods is associated with community-level rates of social deviance.