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10 Alaska Just. F. 1 (1993-1994)

handle is hein.journals/aljufor10 and id is 1 raw text is: Spr Ig 1993            UtNIVERSNOF 0,AlASKA ANCHORXCF              Vol. 10, No. I
Processing Serious Crimes in Alaska: Do Differences Exist?

lht h.1 dling tit t p  sts I
hen I iiattl of Co)lltt. lit I many~~
yes, \1LcNth eloit ha been itde to
eui ttr hat rapes it Alaska ar e fully
r epoirted and sucesslfully p1rosc uted.
(P 0,)ar111401 tta on  raIiheases Ill
\ lska with suila n&10ta 101 oM! .
vioklt cines May help to lurily hi

hane Itin  ith1n 11C .iutC pitaUess
I Ai  I ilust ates th  etti t I )
which itpe aitd otiter violit T )i.es
OCctu! ied between lOSto and 1t91 ltn
1980 lhe iuintbei I le lorted honitt
cides i  Aaska was. 49.  rCpo~rte e
1 ise totatled St 1 001ro ties 4)t:
tul  tsstit1 2)8     lit 199   the

Crime Case Statistics
iho statistIcs used n the aCoupanin!!i altuIele we e d lted hrorn th e 1990
and 1991 ussues of Cme Reported    AIasa whieh is publisted anntally by
[the Alaska Department of Public Safely atn  to 19861991 Alaska Olferid
has d Transao1n $taistics (OhTIS), whuki  a ;e hod by tIhc Alsika Jtiusne
t1istic  Anays  Unl at IfW JsI1e Cerler  Crme Repoed ,i Alasa
cotans daa on offooss topo/ed SIC law etior ec itn agencit huoeghl a ttf
tate  Thes iota ae assetbed as pa o he fatioii       Uiflot   Crtne
Roerig syste
TS0   data ar laker tifno PROMIS, lte fat1 base sIyse r Sd by the
Departmen of Law Oh S proviees ilOratil ot a ease as   moves thoneg11
the justice system  roti airest t dispositIon1 Iin g9r al the 031$S system
iclndes iformation cocienrning the ottfrise h!ai g lot whic the seibjeect was
arreste'd the ptosecutoi chaige (or date case was dop[ped); ettous sutulo
and seitn tu g ilefioa ont  The purpose of 0131$ i  provde suthicnly
dotailed it lotmaici to pew. It assesrmout of Ih performance o the adult
,                                            thsec1ss mant
e A1na1 junsIce syste  Te file lot each ycai ee t1s ntly  r:e e.a'  ie I
have h ad a firnat Jispos ition thl!at yea It addl ilt)n If note tI ti one oferise .$
involved at ile  I of ar e tpo5secution o corw tion he  riense listed lot
eaeh case at each evIc   in the syste 1 tis the o1)  set ons offense at that level
Sinc e disposituorts may occur in 01W  yeai and previous 41lions in earluer
ye s, it is Ifienli to make direct eompaison  Letween 01318 Jata ar d the
ann tal Iigurs ou roAtIs Iof seected offenses whih are psMteied i) ram0e
Reported at  A asa  Meover the nuier of report it r   in may not
tnecessarny ith She number of arI      t  1:    yea snce many
tos aie cotmti lied by rte thai one          lbn s CuteA RWf:rtel a
MA1as(a figues 51 Itcte1         t~e tp )i!Q t1!tCtlt bo    Ot t e
pire of viochit crtme tr Alaska.

It iu of te ftited h omittides was
45: iepoi ted  I 9We  totaled  53 0
b! e1 i   o43: an telissiule  2192n
ir    iror the Alaska ()Ifender
Baseld 'rnsatctioru Statisties (OBTIS)
I019(991canbe used to show
ltew the critnes of hoic Ie, irape,
robber yind assaunt were P1oessed
fioii Ii.-lest thio I !I tbisp osilo
Witthnt (OBTnIS and th e coute t etf
tiNl  ari ce, 'lie  terl i ti   I it  /t i. et
10 ile categorI  cl1 Ie ct4e ieel 1y
Iaska Statutes 11 411003 1141.110
1.2.0,  m !  1
1141I 120a, cd I 141 10.  late ie
tleis to tIle category toveirel by
k .14 14 0 1   1'mWII  W 40, 11 414111 > 1ie
11.41.4 0.    RU  i tb/ y  tiitldes
I11.41500! and 1 tIM).10 \ss itlteoy
15! Ila410 w I  If41.1 , II.41221)
!!1411230   1 nd I 1141 '501
ITable 2 eouttins tihe  UIe 1 of
tuturer lape, t'blbel y, uiid asstult
c ises dislposed by tl~le AlaskaIe nriia
justi e syste i ftroin 1930 ht~gith
!991. fllsposl~tion t  our It. differcut
P Oini tsi tulinvolves vatnous aetliuls.
\X 'uilty lft'e cai 1be eutered befoie
Phase .Ste. rietSrLdsfh t times v IJ<, S

Table 1. Number of Reported Murders, Rapes, Robberies, and Assaults in Alaska, 1986-1991



0 change
N        N    from 1986
Mu:r      49        51    + 41!
Rip     366      33      9 0
Re ry     456      376       / 75
As !ull  2083     1569      24.

0 change
N    from 1 986
3      3 7
328    -10.4
370   .-189
185$      10i8



0 change         %change
N    from 1986    N   frn 198      N
43     122       37    24%        45
27 -243       41 3  +   3 28    50
352    28       419    -8.1       643
1882   -90       2005    -37       2192

Source of da1d    \tctskI )tIairime it ! Futile Saeui  ul~otiC tim I itt'u til 19  11110 /4 e  /td Ci i Al aa 1! 991 art 1 99

0 The Bureau of Jusiice Statistics
examines prison populations in
state and federal prisons (page 2).


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