Crime Skyrockets in Alaska Under Failed Governor Bill Walker

Under Governor Bill Walker, Alaska has become less safe

The RGA writes: 

According to new 2016 statistics released by the FBI, the per capita property crime rate rose in Alaska by 18.9 percent last year, while the violent crime rate increased by 10 percent. Rates of rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, theft and vehicle theft also rose significantly. Alaskans need a governor who takes action to keep them safe, but under Governor Bill Walker’s failed leadership, the state has only become more dangerous.

The Alaska Starhas more details

Alaska’s crime rates went up significantly in 2016 in Alaska, according to statistics released Monday by the FBI.

According to the bureau’s annual ‘Crime in the United States’ report, the per capita property crime rate went up 18.9 percent, while the violent crime rate increased 10 percent. The FBI said property crime dropped by about 2 percent nationwide and violent crime rose by about 3.2 percent. No state had a larger increase in the rate of property crimes per 100,000 people than Alaska, and the state’s violent crime increase was the nation’s fifth largest…

Alaska’s rates of rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, theft and vehicle theft all went up significantly last year, according to the statistics — including a 48.6 percent increase in auto theft, the nation’s largest year-to-year jump. Nationally, the rate of auto theft went up by about 6.6 percent in 2016, according to the FBI.

Alaska’s rate of sexual assault increased by about 16 percent in 2016, compared with around 3 to 4 percent increase nationally. According to the statistics, Alaska’s number of rapes (revised definition) per 100,000 residents was 141.9 — more than three times the national average and nearly double that of D.C., which had the second highest number at 78.1 per 100,000 residents…”

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