Definitions of Domestic Violence - Alaska

Date: January 2021

Defined in Domestic Violence Civil Laws

Citation: Alaska Stat. § 18.66.990

'Domestic violence' and 'crime involving domestic violence' mean one or more of the following offenses or an offense under a law or ordinance of another jurisdiction having elements similar to these offenses, or an attempt to commit the offense, by a household member against another household member:

  • A crime against the person, under chapter 11.41
  • Burglary, under §§ 11.46.300 to 11.46.310
  • Criminal trespass, under §§ 11.46.320 to 11.46.330
  • Arson or criminally negligent burning, under §§ 11.46.400 to 11.46.430
  • Criminal mischief, under §§ 11.46.475 to 11.46.486
  • Terrorist threatening, under §§ 11.56.807 or 11.56.810
  • Violating a protective order, under § 11.56.740(a)(1)
  • Harassment, under § 11.61.120(a)(2)-(4)
  • Cruelty to animals, under § 11.61.140(a)(5), if the animal is a pet

Defined in Child Abuse Reporting and Child Protection Laws

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.

Defined in Criminal Laws

Citation: Alaska Stat. § 11.81.900

The term 'crime involving domestic violence' has the meaning given in § 18.66.990.

Persons Included in the Definition

Citation: Alaska Stat. § 18.66.990

'Household member' includes the following:

  • Adults or minors who are current or former spouses
  • Adults or minors who live together or who have lived together
  • Adults or minors who are dating or who have dated
  • Adults or minors who are engaged in or who have engaged in a sexual relationship
  • Adults or minors who are related to each other up to the fourth degree of consanguinity, whether whole-blood or half-blood relatives or by adoption, computed under the rules of civil law
  • Adults or minors who are related or formerly related by marriage
  • Persons who have a child of the relationship
  • Minor children of a person in a relationship that is described above