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Crime Report for Fairbanks,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for Fairbanks, is 1.0 out of a possible 5 total points. Higher ratings indicate that your area is safer. The HomeSurfer crime rating is calculated depending on how the crime rate in your city compares with crime in the state and the nation. Violent crime is weighed more heavily than property crime, and the national ranking is more important than the state ranking.

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Fairbanks Crime Rating
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Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Fairbanks, has a violent crime rate of 774 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with a rate of 627 in and a rate of 676 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Violent Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Fairbanks 774
AK 627
National 676

Fairbanks, is in the 81% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 88% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 81% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than Fairbanks, or said another way, 19% of cities in have crime rates higher than Fairbanks.


  Review crime rate data for Fairbanks,

Crime Fairbanks AK Nation
Violent Crime Total 774.2 627.1 676
Murder / NNH 8.5 10.7 6.5
Forcible Rape 116.7 44.9 31.1
Robbery Rate 79.7 235.9 197.4
Aggravated Assault 569.3 335.6 315
Property Crime Total 3384.5 5322.3 3726.9
Burglary 401.4 1287.4 812.3
Larceny Theft 2621.6 3661.2 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 361.5 375.0 382.3
Arson 8.5 12.9 23.3


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Property Crime Rate
Property crime includes burglary, larceny, vehicle theft, and arson. Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


Fairbanks, has a property crime rate of 3384.5 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with an average rate of 5322.3 in and an average rate of 3727 incidents per 100,000 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Property Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

Fairbanks 3384.5
AK 5322.3
National 3727



Fairbanks Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 44
National Percentile Rank - 69