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Total crime 84%
Violent crime 171%
Property crime 69%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; 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.
StatisticReportedincidentsKnoxville/100k peoplePittsburgh/100k peoplePennsylvania/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime10,8764,591 (estimate)3,5951,7102,489
Murder57n/a18.85.25.0
Rape121n/a40.034.042.6
Robbery696n/a230.076.181.6
Assault877n/a289.9191.1250.2
Violent crime1,7511,029 (estimate)579306379
Burglary1,341n/a443.2182.4340.5
Theft7,055n/a2,331.91,124.21,549.5
Vehicle theft729n/a241.096.8219.9
Property crime9,1253,562 (estimate)3,0161,4032,110

Key findings

  • Knoxville crime rates are 84% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Knoxville are 171% higher than the national average
  • In Knoxville you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Knoxville is safer than 25% of the cities in Pennsylvania
  • Year over year crime in Pittsburgh has not changed

Knoxville crime map

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      Daily Crime In Knoxville (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Knoxville

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Knoxville is 1 in 98
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Knoxville is 1 in 29
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Knoxville is 1 in 22

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

      Pittsburgh police department

      ItemKnoxvillePittsburghPennsylvania
      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
      Rosslyn Farms, PA465000
      Edgeworth, PA1,639000
      South Heights, PA394000
      Heidelberg, PA1,3141640164
      Braddock Hills, PA1,6740164164
      South Park Township, PA13,47023173195
      Elizabeth, PA1,43715351203
      Pittsburgh, PA305,3055793,0163,595

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Stockton, CA301,4431,3973,9445,340
      Anchorage, AK299,3211,2454,2615,506
      Lexington-Fayette, KY311,5292972,9983,295
      Cincinnati, OH298,0118454,3035,147
      St. Paul, MN297,1605653,6124,177
      Pittsburgh, PA305,3055793,0163,595
      Source: The Knoxville, 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.