Pittsburgh, PA
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The crime rate in Pittsburgh is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 41 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 Pittsburgh is 1 in 24. Based on FBI crime data, Pittsburgh is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh has a crime rate that is higher than 95% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Pittsburgh compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Pittsburgh with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Pittsburgh's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh.

For Pittsburgh, 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 Pittsburgh is one in 137.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Pittsburgh experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Pittsburgh's rate for property crime is 34 per one thousand population. This makes Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh is one in 30.

Pittsburgh Crime Data

 

Crime Index

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(100 is safest)


Safer than 10% of U.S. Cities

Pittsburgh Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

2,219

10,214

12,433

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

7.29

33.56

40.85

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Pittsburgh 7.29
Pennsylvania 3.15

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 137

in Pittsburgh

1 in 317

in Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 304,391
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 58 91 862 1,208
Rate per 1,000 0.19 0.30 2.83 3.97

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
Pittsburgh 33.56
Pennsylvania 18.13

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 30

in Pittsburgh

1 in 55

in Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh Property CRIMES

Population: 304,391
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 2,209 7,396 609
Rate per 1,000 7.26 24.30 2.00

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

Pittsburgh Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Pittsburgh 213
Pennsylvania 51