Crime increased over 14% in 2016

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) The State of Alaska Department of Public Safety reported 2,464 crimes occurred in Juneau in 2016, an increase from 2,096 in 2015, a rate of over 14 percent.

    The State of Alaska Department of Public Safety reported 2,464 crimes occurred in Juneau in 2016, an increase from 2,096 in 2015, a rate of over 14 percent.

    The report, released Wednesday, showed 35 rapes, 802 assaults, 310 burglaries, 1,212 larceny or thefts, and 73 stolen vehicles in 2016.

    The 2015 report showed four murders, 73 rapes, 28 robberies, 769 assaults, 168 burglaries, 995 thefts, and 59 grand theft auto crimes.

    The value of property stolen in 2015 was listed at $1.045 million.  The value of property stolen in 2016 was just over $1.9 million.

    Ketchikan saw a sharp decrease in crime of 35 percent.  275 crimes occurred in 2016, down from 424 in 2015.   The community did have 10 rapes and three robberies, including a bank robbery reported last year.

    Crime rose only slightly in Sitka, with three rapes, and 2 hundred and 38 total crimes.  In 2015, police investigated 234 crimes.

     

     

     

     

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