Report: Sex crime rate more than double in western Alaska

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KODIAK, Alaska (AP) - A crime report shows western Alaska had the most felony sex offenses reported in the state over the last three years.

The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports the state Department of Public Safety's report released this month shows the rate of reported felony sex offenses in the region was more than double the statewide rate in 2017.

According to the report, the region had more than 400 felony sex offenses per 100,000 people last year. The statewide rate was about 200 per 100,000 people.

The most common age of victims was 13 for the region while the statewide age was 15.

The region includes Kodiak Island Borough, Northwest Arctic Borough, Bristol Bay, Aleutian Islands and other coastal areas. The state compiled data from law enforcement agencies across the state.

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