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24%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
24%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
24%
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
Pittsburgh crime rates are not available from the FBI crime report. The FBI's uniform crime reporting program (UCR), gathers data from more than 18,000 law enforcement agencies. The agencies include city, university, college, county, state, tribal and federal law enforcement agencies. When combined, they represent approximately 309 million American residents, or a 98% coverage rate of large metropolitan areas. This does result in approximately 20 million people who live in areas where the FBI does not provide crime reports. These areas tend to be smaller towns, villages or suburbs. Given that Pittsburgh crime stats are not covered by the FBI crime reports, either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are calculated based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita, poverty rates, unemployment rates, educational achievement and population density. The Pittsburgh crime estimates should be used at your own risk. Please be aware that the data displayed above is estimated and not officially reported by any agency. The Pittsburgh crime map can also be used to view a visual display of crimes committed on a block group level.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePittsburgh/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,890 (estimate)1,7622,324
Murdern/an/an/a7.96.3
Rapen/an/an/a29.540.0
Robberyn/an/an/a68.166.1
Assaultn/an/an/a174.5268.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)459 (estimate)280370
Burglaryn/an/an/a148.2269.8
Theftn/an/an/a1,171.21,401.9
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a163.0282.7
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,431 (estimate)1,4831,954

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The Pittsburgh crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Pittsburgh as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Pittsburgh crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Pittsburgh crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • Pittsburgh crime rates are 24% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Pittsburgh are 24% higher than the national average
  • In Pittsburgh you have a 1 in 35 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 20%

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        Daily Crime In Pittsburgh (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Pittsburgh

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Pittsburgh is 1 in 218
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Pittsburgh is 1 in 42
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Pittsburgh is 1 in 35

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

        Pittsburgh police department

        Item Pittsburgh Pennsylvania National
        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

        State Total offenders Pennsylvania /100K National /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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Bell Acres, PA1,51439208247
        Edgeworth, PA1,52739208247
        Bradford Woods, PA1,26739208247
        Bakerstown, PA3,01644232276
        Aspinwall, PA2,68750262312
        Sewickley, PA3,80053282336
        Ben Avon, PA1,93154286340
        Pittsburgh, PA301,2864592,4312,890

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Cincinnati, OH302,6878423,7514,593
        St. Louis, MO304,7091,4727,2548,726
        St. Paul, MN305,8777664,6485,414
        Greensboro, NC294,3958193,7864,605
        Henderson, NV309,9553031,9192,221
        Pittsburgh, PA301,2864592,4312,890
        Source: The Pittsburgh, PA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.