By the standards of many large capitol cities, Juneau is relatively safe.  Much of the crime that does take place is traffic related, involving drunk driving incidents or being the result of the heavy traffic flow on the city's streets during the summer months.  However, being that Juneau is a city, visitors are advised to take some safety precautions:

  • Always lock your car when you leave it, even if it is just for a few moments.  Thefts of belongings from cars are common during tourist season.
  • Make sure that you know where you are going, or are with someone who does, if you go out at night.  Tourists who appear lost are more often the victims of crimes.
  • If you are going out to view wildlife make sure you have an experienced guide.  Alaska's wilderness can be a dangerous place for those who are not familiar with it.
  • Be vary of any individuals or situations that seem suspicious.  If something seems amiss to you, remove yourself from the area immediately.