Pittsfield, MA
Crime Rates




Safest

Safest Pittsfield neighborhoods




Pittsfield, MA crime analytics


The crime rate in Pittsfield is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 36 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Pittsfield is 1 in 28. Based on FBI crime data, Pittsfield is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Massachusetts, Pittsfield has a crime rate that is higher than 98% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Pittsfield to other communities of similar population, then Pittsfield crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Pittsfield does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Pittsfield does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Pittsfield.

For Pittsfield, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Pittsfield is one in 152.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Pittsfield's rate for property crime is 29 per one thousand population. This makes Pittsfield a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Pittsfield is one in 34.

Pittsfield Crime Data

 
Crime Index

14

(100 is safest)


Safer than 14% of U.S. Cities

Pittsfield Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

284

1,270

1,554

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.56

29.33

35.89

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Pittsfield 6.56
Massachusetts 3.91
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 152

in Pittsfield

1 in 256

in Massachusetts
Pittsfield VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 43,303
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 4 38 34 208
Rate per 1,000 0.09 0.88 0.79 4.80
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Pittsfield 29.33
Massachusetts 16.91
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 34

in Pittsfield

1 in 59

in Massachusetts
Pittsfield Property CRIMES
Population: 43,303
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 414 807 49
Rate per 1,000 9.56 18.64 1.13
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Pittsfield Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Pittsfield 37
Massachusetts 27