A Safe Place

Great news!  Juneau was recently announced as number six on Movoto's list of the Top 10 Safest Places in Alaska.  To create the ranking, data was pulled from the FBI 2012 crime statistics for the 20 places with crime reported in Alaska, and statistics were generated from there.  (Yes, only 20 locations in Alaska had reports of crime - wild, huh?)  Cordova placed first as the safest community in the Last Frontier, and Juneau wasn't far behind.  According to the article:

With a population of over 32,000, it may come as a surprise to some people that Juneau, a relatively large city for Alaska, made our top 10.
But as the numbers show, larger doesn’t always mean more dangerous. After all, Kotzebue has less than 4,000 residents and it came in among the worst-ranking.
Back to Juneau, though. In 2012, the capital city had the eighth lowest number of violent crimes in the state (353 per 100,000 people), the 10th lowest number of property crimes (3,376 per 100,000) and the 9th lowest number of crimes overall (3,729). None of these included murder.

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Aerial view of downtown Juneau, September 24, 2014.