Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: greater Vancouver BC
I suspect that with regard to crime, Alaska is like Canada's arctic territories. They have the highest crime rates in Canada. But the vast majority of it is booze, drugs, domestic violence or fights between "friends", and some theft. It has so much to do with how we treated our aboriginal people over the last century; long story, but we screwed them up bigtime, and the dysfunction gets passed on down the generations.
Anyhow, my point is, while I've never been to Alaska and can't speak for it, if it's anything like Canada's north, you as a visitor have very little to worry about re crime. Take standard precautions you'd take anywhere, don't get so drunk or stoned you can't pay attention to what's going on, don't go out of your way to piss off any locals, and you'll be fine.
Source: I lived in Yellowknife NT 1971-2001, travelled all over Canada's north, and my dad was chief judge for the NWT Territorial Court for years and we learned lots about things from his work and his stories.
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