Alaska’s Alarming Statistics

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Below are just a few of the statistics and a few of the signs and wonders I was able to witness while I was there.

Suicide # 3 in Alaska

The largest state in the U.S. has the highest suicide rate. In 2007, for every 100,000 Alaskans, 21.8 died by suicide. http://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/suicide-20-states-with-highest-rates/

Credit: istockphoto

Prostitution number 7 highest in the United States

http://sextraffickingalaska.com/pdfs/AKSWR.pdf

Native Alaskans – have trouble with adjusting to current life situations in Alaska

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/14/us/14alaska.html

Number One State for Alcohol Abuse – http://www.adn.com/alaska-news/article/alaska-no-1-state-cost-alcohol-abuse/2013/08/15/

Unemployment Rates High in Alaska
http://www.adn.com/economy/article/jobless-benefit-claims-continue-rise-oil-and-gas-sector/2016/02/01/

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