posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 06:40 PM
You guys do realize Alaska has a pretty high crime rate, and a lot of violent crimes at that. Actually, Alaska had a lot more violent crimes per
capita in 2010 than New York, freaking New York was safer than Alaska (My apologies to anyone from New York). It may seem like a nice peaceful place,
but people living there get restless and most places have a ban on alcohol. Also, tie that in with the fact that the police force and other services
are severely limited and you have all the makings for a criminal haven. Even if law enforcement can be brought to a crime, it usually takes a good bit
of time before they can actually get to the scene. Lastly, if someone is reported as missing, there really isn't much law enforcement can do, they
are already stretched way beyond thin, and cannot afford to spend long periods of time looking/investigating missing persons.
So, with all that in mind, I don't find it odd at all that Alaska has a high amount of disappearances which I'm sure a good bit might be due to foul
play. There is a lot of land in Alaska to hide dirty deeds.
Alaska crime rate through 2010
New York crime rate through 2010
Sorry about the site, it is ugly as Quasimodo, but the table format makes it easy to look at the data and it all comes from the same FBI and reported
crime info as other places. The table at the bottom is the one for per capita rate.