Reported Annual Crime In Pittsfield

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePittsfield/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,467n/a (estimate)3,4481,7952,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePittsfield/100k peopleMassachusetts/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder4n/a9.42.55.3
Rape50n/a117.532.041.7
Robbery43n/a101.171.098.0
Assault278n/a653.4252.5248.9
Violent crime375n/a (estimate)881358383
Burglary399n/a937.8249.1430.4
Theft656n/a1,541.91,078.01,694.4
Vehicle theft37n/a87.0109.9237.4
Property crime1,092n/a (estimate)2,5671,4372,362

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The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Pittsfield, MA for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Pittsfield, MA is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Pittsfield, MA crime rates are 92% higher than in comparison to the Massachusetts mean and are 26% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Pittsfield, MA has a rate that is 146% higher than the Massachusetts average; compared to the United States, it is 130% higher than. Looking at crimes involving property, Pittsfield, MA is 79% higher than its state's mean, and 9% higher than the country's average.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Pittsfield is 26% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 9.45 daily crimes that occur in Pittsfield.
  • Pittsfield is safer than 8% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Pittsfield you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Pittsfield has decreased by 4%.

Compare Pittsfield, MA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Pittsfield (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Pittsfield, MA per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Massachusetts and on a national level. In Pittsfield, MA the total number of daily crimes is 1.92 times more than the Massachusetts average and 1.26 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Pittsfield, MA is 2.46 times more than the Massachusetts average and 2.30 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Pittsfield, MA has a daily crime rate that is 1.79 times more than the Massachusetts average and 1.09 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Pittsfield (higher is better)

How safe is Pittsfield, MA compared to other cities in Massachusetts and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Pittsfield, MA is safer than 3% of the cities in Massachusetts and 8% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in Massachusetts and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Pittsfield, MA. Overall, Pittsfield, MA 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 114
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Pittsfield is 1 in 39
The chance of being a victim of crime in Pittsfield is 1 in 30
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Pittsfield, MA? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In Pittsfield, MA, you have a 1 in 114 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 39. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Pittsfield, MA is 1 in 30.

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

A good indicator of whether Pittsfield, MA is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Pittsfield, MA has increased by 35%, while the property crime rate in Pittsfield, MA has decreased by 12% year over year. The number of total crimes in Pittsfield, MA has decreased by 4% 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
Massachusetts3,87661222
There are a total of 3,876 sex offenders in Massachusetts. This yields a total of 61 sex offenders in Massachusetts per 100,000 residents which is 73% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Averill Park, NY1,316143606749
Adams, MA5,4122481,4161,664
Lenox, MA1,8332221,6781,900
Lee, MA1,8091391,8261,966
East Nassau, NY6414651,9712,435
Housatonic, MA6884921,9742,465
Cheshire, MA6475092,0422,551
Pittsfield, MA43,6328812,5673,448

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Oakland Park, FL43,6606143,9634,577
Lompoc, CA43,6785532,2162,769
El Centro, CA43,6994164,0944,510
North Miami Beach, FL43,7226894,0984,787
Danville, CA43,75835783818
Pittsfield, MA43,6328812,5673,448
Source: The Pittsfield, MA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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