Alaska Home Security Systems
The violent crime rate in the state of Alaska in 2009 was higher than the national average by 32%, and Alaska's property crime rate was higher than the national average by just over 21% that same year, according to DPS.Alaska.gov and CityRating.com.*
In 2010, a total of 3,083 burglaries were reported in Alaska, comprising 15% of property crimes. So when do these burglaries occur? Interesting, more burglaries occurred during August than any other month, and the fewest burglaries occurred in December. Just over 62% of the burglaries reported in Alaska were residential in nature with an estimated property loss of $5,276,585, for an average loss of just under $2,800.
Forcible entry was used in 62% of the burglaries, and 32.5% involved no use of force. Method of entry was not specified for the other 5.5% of burglaries.
Burglary is one of the most common crimes in the U.S., but fortunately there is a lot that ordinary people can do to help lower their risk.