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Total crime 39%
Violent crime 52%
Property crime 37%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePittsburgh/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime10,876n/a (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 crime1,751n/a (estimate)579306381
Burglary1,341n/a443.2211.6376.0
Theft7,055n/a2,331.91,175.91,594.6
Vehicle theft729n/a241.0102.4228.9
Property crime9,125n/a (estimate)3,0161,4902,200

Key findings

  • Pittsburgh crime rates are 39% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Pittsburgh are 52% higher than the national average
  • In Pittsburgh you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Pittsburgh is safer than 13% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Pittsburgh has decreased by 5%

Pittsburgh crime map

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      Daily Crime In Pittsburgh (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Pittsburgh, per 100,000 residents. In Pittsburgh, the total number of daily crimes is 2.00 times more than the Pennsylvania average and 1.39 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Pittsburgh are 1.89 times more than the Pennsylvania average and 1.52 times more than the national average. For property crime, Pittsburgh has a daily crime rate that is 2.02 times more than the Pennsylvania average and 1.37 times more than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Pittsburgh (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Pittsburgh in comparison to other Pennsylvania communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Pittsburgh safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Pittsburgh being safer than 10% of cities in Pennsylvania and 13% of cities across the United States. 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. In conclusion, Pittsburgh ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Pittsburgh

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Pittsburgh is 1 in 173
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Pittsburgh is 1 in 34
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Pittsburgh is 1 in 28
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Pittsburgh? In Pittsburgh, PA you have a 1 in 173 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 34 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Pittsburgh.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Pittsburgh is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Pittsburgh has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 12% in Pittsburgh, while property crimes in Pittsburgh have decreased by 3%. Total crime has decreased by 5% year over year.

      Pittsburgh police department

      ItemPittsburghPennsylvaniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)94714,701558,732
      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 6.7% less than the National average.

      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
      Rosslyn Farms, PA465000
      South Heights, PA394000
      Ben Avon Heights, PA349000
      Houston, PA1,290000
      Lincoln, PA1,040000
      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 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.