FBI report: Alaska sexual assault rate highest in nation


November 21, 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska has the nation’s highest rate of sexual assault and violent crime has increased in the state, a new FBI report said.

The 2018 statistical analysis from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program said Alaska did not conform to a general national decline in violent crime, Alaska Public Media reported.

The annual report uses statistics from law enforcement agencies to provide an analysis of crime at the national, state and municipal levels.

Alaska saw an 11% increase in the number of sexual assaults reported to law enforcement in 2018, while nationally ther...

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