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Total crime 9%
Violent crime 1%
Property crime 11%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidentsCentral Business District/100k peoplePittsburgh/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime10,8762,342 (estimate)3,5951,7962,580
Murder57n/a18.86.15.0
Rape121n/a40.035.042.6
Robbery696n/a230.076.986.2
Assault877n/a289.9188.0246.8
Violent crime1,751377 (estimate)579306381
Burglary1,341n/a443.2211.6376.0
Theft7,055n/a2,331.91,175.91,594.6
Vehicle theft729n/a241.0102.4228.9
Property crime9,1251,965 (estimate)3,0161,4902,200

Key findings

  • Central Business District crime rates are 9% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Central Business District are 1% lower than the national average
  • In Central Business District you have a 1 in 43 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Central Business District is safer than 71% of the cities in Pennsylvania
  • Year over year crime in Pittsburgh has decreased by 5%

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The Central Business District crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Central Business District as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Central Business District crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Central Business District (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Central Business District

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Central Business District is 1 in 266
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Central Business District is 1 in 51
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Central Business District is 1 in 43

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

      Pittsburgh police department

      ItemCentral Business DistrictPittsburghPennsylvania
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a94714,701
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.01.8

      Sex offenders in Pennsylvania

      StateTotal offendersPennsylvania /100KNational /100K
      Pennsylvania21,558176266
      There are a total of 21,558 sex offenders in Pennsylvania. This yields a total of 176 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
      Lincoln, PA1,040000
      Houston, PA1,290000
      Ben Avon Heights, PA349000
      Rosslyn Farms, PA465000
      South Heights, PA394000
      Liberty, PA2,55440040
      Oakdale, PA1,50806969
      Pittsburgh, PA305,3055793,0163,595

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Stockton, CA301,4431,4003,7685,168
      Anchorage, AK299,3211,3104,9286,237
      Lexington-Fayette, KY311,5293023,1733,474
      Cincinnati, OH298,0118404,5405,380
      St. Paul, MN297,1606273,2553,881
      Pittsburgh, PA305,3055793,0163,595
      Source: The Central Business District, Pittsburgh, PA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.