• ACI Technical Report: Initial Measures Derived from Census

      Langworthy, Robert H. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2006-06-09)
      The decennial census provides a wealth of information about communities that has been mined by social scientist for decades. The purpose of this technical report is to describe an initial set of measures taken from or derived from the 2000 U.S. Census in an effort to develop a statistical description of Anchorage communities for use with the Anchorage Community Indicators project of the University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center. The initial set of measures isolated from census are inspired by two principal bodies of work: (1) the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods, an exceptionally well endowed research effort that took neighborhood measurement very seriously; and, (2) Peter Blau’s work that specifies parameter of social structure, heterogeneity, and inequality. The focus of the paper is on documenting how the measures were formed from 2000 Summary File 3 census tables. However, measures without conceptual content are of little value. Accordingly, the paper will offer a brief introduction to the derivative works (PHDCN, Blau) and then follow with a fairly detailed presentation of each measure (what concept is addressed, how it is measured, how the measure is distributed across block group and census tracts, and isolation of the census tables providing essential counts).
    • Anchorage Community Indicators: An Overview

      Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2003-09)
      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 provides an overview of the project and introduces Series 1, "Anchorage Community Survey," which presents results from a telephone survey conducted by the Justice Center in the spring of 2003. Series 1 focuses on respondents' attitudes on five issues — schools, public transportation, snow removal, police performance, and emergency medical services — and on residential stability.
    • Anchorage Community Indicators: Public Use Data Files

      Langworthy, Robert H. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2006-06-09)
      The Anchorage Community Survey is a biannual study conducted by the Justice Center at the University of Alaska Anchorage as a principal component of the Community Indicators Project at UAA. As the premier source of data on Anchorage Community Indicators, the ACS also provides insight into the communities of Anchorage, Girdwood and Eagle River. This document explains the various SPSS datasets, collection methods, and variables of the 2005 Anchorage Community Survey (https://scholarworks.alaska.edu/handle/11122/3729).
    • Anchorage Community Survey 2009: Anchorage Police-Related Results

      Chamard, Sharon (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2011-10-12)
      A sample of 2,080 adult residents of the Municipality of Anchorage were included in the final dataset for a survey conducted by the Justice Center in the summer and fall of 2009 — the third in a series of biannual surveys of the Anchorage municipality. This volume presents those results of particular relevance to the Anchorage Police Department on racism, violence, community disorder, fear of crime, satisfaction with police services, police effectiveness, and contact with police. Results are presented in summary form for the entire municipality and also by community council area.
    • The Anchorage Community Survey, 2005: Sourcebook

      Myrstol, Brad A.; Langworthy, Robert H. (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2005-05-06)
      A randomly selected sample of 2,485 adult residents of the Municipality of Anchorage participated in a telephone survey conducted by the Justice Center over a five-month period in late 2004 and early 2005. The results, compiled in this sourcebook, provide one of the most detailed pictures available of community attitudes within the network of communities forming the Anchorage municipality, containing information on the demographics of residents, their perceptions of the social cohesion in their community, and their satisfaction with various municipal and government functions, including policing. These survey results are organized by demographic measures and by community council area.
    • The Anchorage Community Survey, 2007: Sourcebook

      Flexman-Evans, Shel Llee (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2009-09-23)
      A sample of 1,772 adult residents of the Municipality of Anchorage participated in a survey conducted by the Justice Center in late 2007. The results, compiled in this sourcebook — the second in a series of biannual surveys of the Anchorage municipality — provide one of the most detailed pictures available of community attitudes within the network of communities forming the Anchorage municipality, containing information on the demographics of residents, their perceptions of the life in their neighborhoods, social activities and organizations, and their satisfaction with various municipal and government functions, including policing. Survey results are presented in summary form for the entire municipality and also by community council area.
    • Anchorage Community Survey: Community Satisfaction with Emergency Medical Services

      Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2003-09)
      This issue of Anchorage Community Indicators Series 1, "Anchorage Community Survey," presents results taken from a telephone survey conducted by the Justice Center in the spring of 2003 focusing on respondents' satisfaction with emergency medical services in the Municipality of Anchorage.
    • Anchorage Community Survey: Community Satisfaction with Police Performance

      Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2003-09)
      This issue of Anchorage Community Indicators Series 1, "Anchorage Community Survey," presents results taken from a telephone survey conducted by the Justice Center in the spring of 2003 focusing on respondents' satisfaction with police performance in the Municipality of Anchorage.
    • Anchorage Community Survey: Community Satisfaction with Public Transportation

      Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage (University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center, 2003-09)
      This issue of Anchorage Community Indicators Series 1, "Anchorage Community Survey," presents results taken from a telephone survey conducted by the Justice Center in the spring of 2003 focusing on respondents' satisfaction with public transportation in the Municipality of Anchorage.
    • Anchorage Community Survey: Community Satisfaction with Schools

      Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2003-09)
      This issue of Anchorage Community Indicators Series 1, "Anchorage Community Survey," presents results taken from a telephone survey conducted by the Justice Center in the spring of 2003 focusing on respondents' satisfaction with schools in the Municipality of Anchorage.
    • Anchorage Community Survey: Community Satisfaction with Snow Removal

      Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2003-09)
      This issue of Anchorage Community Indicators Series 1, "Anchorage Community Survey," presents results taken from a telephone survey conducted by the Justice Center in the spring of 2003 focusing on respondents' satisfaction with the level of snow removal service in the Municipality of Anchorage.
    • Anchorage Community Survey: Residential Stability

      Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2003-09)
      This issue of Anchorage Community Indicators Series 1, "Anchorage Community Survey," presents a brief descriptive study of residential stability in Anchorage. In the spring of 2003 the Justice Center conducted a telephone survey of randomly selected households in Anchorage to collect information on a variety of topics, including residential stability. In all, more than 1,900 individual respondents 18 years of age or older participated in the survey. To measure residential stability throughout the municipality, respondents were asked by interviewers how long they had lived in their current neighborhood. Answers ranged from 2 weeks to 62 years; the median length of residency was 5 years.
    • Atlas of Anchorage Community Indicators

      Langworthy, Robert H.; Flexman-Evans, Shel L.; Chamard, Sharon; McKelvie, Alan R.; Yunker, Donald (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2009-05)
      The Anchorage Community Indicators (ACI) project is designed to make information (extracted from data) accessible so that conversations about the health and well-being of Anchorage may become more completely informed. Policy makers, social commentators, service delivery systems, and scholars often stake out positions based on anecdotal evidence or hunches when, in many instances, solid, empirical evidence could be compiled to support or challenge these opinions.The Atlas of Anchorage Community Indicators makes empirical information about neighborhoods widely accessible to many different audiences. The initial selection of indicators for presentation in the Atlas was inspired by Peter Blau and his interest in measures of heterogeneity (diversity) and inequality and by the work of the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods. In both cases the measures they developed were well-conceptualized and validated. The Atlas presents community indicators at the census block group level derived from data captured in the 2000 U.S. Census and the 2005 Anchorage Community Survey. All maps in the Atlas are overlaid by Community Council boundaries to facilitate comparisons across maps.
    • Community Indicators Project at UAA: Anchorage Police Department Related Results

      Flexman-Evans, Shel Llee (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2009-09-24)
      A sample of 1,772 adult residents of the Municipality of Anchorage participated in a survey conducted by the Justice Center in late 2007 — the second in a series of biannual surveys of the Anchorage municipality. The full report, contained in The Anchorage Community Survey, 2007, provides one of the most detailed pictures available of community attitudes within the network of communities forming the Anchorage municipality, containing information on the demographics of residents, their perceptions of the life in their neighborhoods, social activities and organizations, and their satisfaction with various municipal and government functions, including policing. This volume presents those results of particular relevance to the Anchorage Police Department on racism, violence, community disorder, fear of crime, satisfaction with police services, police effectiveness, and contact with police. Results are presented in summary form for the entire municipality and also by community council area.
    • Density of Police Calls-for-Service, 2003: Alcohol-Related Incidents

      Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2004-11)
      This issue of Anchorage Community Indicators maps the density of Anchorage Police Department calls for service in 2003 for alcohol-related incidents in Anchorage.
    • Density of Police Calls-for-Service, 2003: Domestic Violence

      Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2004-11)
      This issue of Anchorage Community Indicators maps the density of Anchorage Police Department calls for service in 2003 for domestic violence in Anchorage.
    • Density of Police Calls-for-Service, 2003: Drug-Related Incidents

      Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2004-11)
      This issue of Anchorage Community Indicators maps the density of Anchorage Police Department calls for service in 2003 for drug-related incidents in Anchorage.
    • Density of Police Calls-for-Service, 2003: Serious Property Crime

      Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2004-11)
      This issue of Anchorage Community Indicators maps the density of Anchorage Police Department calls for service in 2003 for serious property crime in Anchorage.
    • Density of Police Calls-for-Service, 2003: Serious Violent Crime

      Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2004-11)
      This issue of Anchorage Community Indicators maps the density of Anchorage Police Department calls for service in 2003 for serious violent crime in Anchorage.
    • Density of Police Calls-for-Service, 2003: Weapons Offenses

      Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage (Justice Center, University of Alaska Anchorage, 2004-11)
      This issue of Anchorage Community Indicators maps the density of Anchorage Police Department calls for service in 2003 for serious weapons offense in Anchorage.