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Total crime 2%
Violent crime 110%
Property crime 19%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePittsfield/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,005n/a (estimate)2,4011,3622,346
Murder1n/a2.42.36.5
Rape35n/a83.626.938.4
Robbery34n/a81.243.773.9
Assault271n/a647.3235.9279.7
Violent crime341n/a (estimate)815309388
Burglary232n/a554.2149.7314.2
Theft369n/a881.4804.31,398.0
Vehicle theft63n/a150.599.2246.0
Property crime664n/a (estimate)1,5861,0531,958

Key findings

  • Pittsfield crime rates are 2% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Pittsfield are 110% higher than the national average
  • In Pittsfield you have a 1 in 42 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Pittsfield is safer than 11% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Pittsfield has decreased by 7%

Pittsfield crime map

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The Pittsfield crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Pittsfield 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 Pittsfield crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Pittsfield (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Pittsfield, MA per 100,000 people. In Pittsfield, the total number of daily crimes is 1.76 times more than the Massachusetts average and 1.02 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Pittsfield is 2.64 times more than the Massachusetts average and 2.10 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Pittsfield has a daily crime rate that is 1.51 times more than the Massachusetts average and 1.23 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Pittsfield (higher is better)

      How safe is Pittsfield, Massachusetts compared to other cities in Massachusetts and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Pittsfield is safer than 1% of the cities in Massachusetts and 11% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Massachusetts and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Pittsfield. Overall, Pittsfield is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Pittsfield

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Pittsfield is 1 in 123
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Pittsfield is 1 in 64
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Pittsfield is 1 in 42
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Pittsfield? In Pittsfield, you have a 1 in 123 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 64. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Pittsfield, MA is 1 in 42.

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

      A good indicator of whether Pittsfield is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Pittsfield has increased by 15%, while the property crime rate in Pittsfield has decreased by 16% year over year. The number of total crimes in Pittsfield has decreased by 7% year over year.

      Pittsfield police department

      ItemPittsfieldMassachusettsNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)10811,659558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.42.23.3
      There are a total of 108 Pittsfield police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 11.7% greater than the Massachusetts average and 26% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Massachusetts

      StateTotal offendersMassachusetts /100KNational /100K
      Massachusetts4,55172266
      There are a total of 4,551 sex offenders in Massachusetts. This yields a total of 72 sex offenders in Massachusetts per 100,000 residents which is 73% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Cheshire, MA64764160225
      Averill Park, NY1,316146565710
      Lenox, MA1,8332038921,095
      Lee, MA1,8092311,0831,314
      Adams, MA5,4121761,1561,332
      Housatonic, MA6884241,4461,871
      Chester, MA7894411,5041,945
      Pittsfield, MA43,6328151,5862,401

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      Lompoc, CA43,6785572,2652,822
      El Centro, CA43,6993572,2672,624
      North Miami Beach, FL43,7227352,7083,443
      Danville, CA43,75847533580
      Pittsfield, MA43,6328151,5862,401
      Source: The Pittsfield, MA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.