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Anchorage Police Department
Tuesday August 30th, 2016 :: 04:14 p.m. AKDT


Police Ask Citizens to be Extra Vigilant of Personal Safety, and Report Suspicious Person(s) and Activity to APD

The Anchorage Police Department is alerting citizens to be extra aware of their surroundings and to report any suspicious person(s) or activity immediately to police.

Since June 27, 2016 there have been 15 homicide victims. Of those victims, six were engaged in high risk behaviors and/or lifestyles such as drugs, guns and criminal activity.  Several of the homicides have involved individuals under the age of 21.  There have been four deaths associated with domestic violence and five deaths of individuals that have been outside in the late night/early morning hours; most of which were in isolated areas such as a bike trails, parks and unoccupied streets.

APD wishes to remind our citizens that if you are experiencing domestic violence or are aware of someone that is, please contact police so we can intervene; there are resources available to help victims of DV. 

Also, criminal activity often increases late at night and during early morning hours.  APD wants to remind our citizens to be cautious when they are out during these hours, especially if they are in isolated areas like our parks, bike trails or unoccupied streets. If you plan to be out late at night, make sure you travel with several friends and not alone.  

APD asks citizens to report suspicious or dangerous activity by calling APD Dispatch at 786-8900 or 911 in the case of an emergency. To provide an anonymous crime tip, please contact Anchorage Crimestoppers online at or call 561-STOP.

Anchorage Police Department
716 W 4th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 907-786-8900

Jennifer Castro
Public Affairs Unit
[email protected]

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