Reported Annual Crime In Pittsburgh

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePittsburgh/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime12,062n/a (estimate)3,9312,1282,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePittsburgh/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder57n/a18.65.14.9
Rape82n/a26.733.638.6
Robbery858n/a279.6101.6101.9
Assault1,170n/a381.3174.8237.8
Violent crime2,167n/a (estimate)706315373
Burglary2,197n/a715.9309.8491.4
Theft7,097n/a2,312.71,408.21,775.4
Vehicle theft601n/a195.894.8220.2
Property crime9,895n/a (estimate)3,2241,8132,487
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Pittsburgh, PA. The total number of reported crimes in Pittsburgh, PA is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Pittsburgh, PA crime rate is 85% higher than the Pennsylvania average and is 37% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Pittsburgh, PA has a violent crime rate that is 124% higher than the Pennsylvania average and 90% higher than the national average. For property crime, Pittsburgh, PA is 78% higher than the Pennsylvania average and 30% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Pittsburgh is 37% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 10.77 daily crimes that occur in Pittsburgh.
  • Pittsburgh is safer than 12% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Pittsburgh you have a 1 in 26 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Pittsburgh has decreased by 2%.

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Daily Crime In Pittsburgh (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Pittsburgh, PA per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Pennsylvania as well as national figures. In Pittsburgh, PA the total number of daily crimes is 1.85 times more than the Pennsylvania average and 1.37 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Pittsburgh, PA are 2.24 times more than the Pennsylvania average and 1.90 times more than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Pittsburgh, PA has a daily crime rate that is 1.78 times more than the Pennsylvania average and 1.30 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is Pittsburgh (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Pittsburgh, PA area in comparison to other Pennsylvania communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Pittsburgh, PA being safer than 8% of cities in Pennsylvania and 12% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking Pennsylvania cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Pittsburgh, PA. In conclusion, Pittsburgh, PA now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Pittsburgh

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Pittsburgh is 1 in 142
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Pittsburgh is 1 in 32
The chance of being a victim of crime in Pittsburgh is 1 in 26
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Pittsburgh, PA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Pittsburgh, PA you have a 1 in 142 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 32 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 26 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Pittsburgh, PA.

Year Over Year Crime In Pittsburgh (per 100,000 people)

The year over year crime rate for Pittsburgh, PA is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Pittsburgh, PA has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 12% in Pittsburgh, PA, while property crimes in Pittsburgh, PA have not changed. Crimes in total for Pittsburgh, PA have decreased by 2% year over year.

Pittsburgh police department

ItemPittsburghPennsylvaniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)94714,701556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.01.83.3
There are a total of 947 Pittsburgh police officers. This results in 3.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 66.1% greater than the Pennsylvania average and 7.1% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Pennsylvania

StateTotal offendersPennsylvania /100KNational /100K
Pennsylvania17,973146222
There are a total of 17,973 sex offenders in Pennsylvania. This yields a total of 146 sex offenders in Pennsylvania per 100,000 residents which is 34% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
South Heights, PA414000
Bell Acres, PA1,42871071
Edgeworth, PA1,6500179179
South Park Township, PA13,49215259274
Bradford Woods, PA1,24944254299
Pittsburgh, PA306,0457063,2243,931

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Lexington-Fayette, KY304,4733323,9504,282
Corpus Christi, TX312,6806453,4664,111
Riverside, CA313,0414463,2603,706
Anchorage, AK298,1781,0713,9174,988
Stockton, CA297,2231,3524,2635,615
Pittsburgh, PA306,0457063,2243,931
Source: The Pittsburgh, PA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.