Crime in Alaska
In 1985, a Chicago Tribune article reported Alaska had the United States' third highest per capita murder rate.
Capital punishment laws
Capital punishment is not applied in Alaska, having been abolished by the territorial legislature prior to statehood.
In 2016, James Dale Ritchie killed at least five people and wounded one police officer in Anchorage, Alaska.
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