Pittsburgh, PA Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
10,876
Total Crimes
3,594.8
Total Crimes / 100k People
45.15%
Above National Average
952 out of 997
In Pennsylvania
8,432 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Pittsburgh, PA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Pittsburgh is 3,594.8 per 100,000 people. That's 45.15% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 110.25% higher than the Pennsylvania total crime rate of 1,709.8 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Pittsburgh SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
7
Affordability
6
Diversity
8.5
Safety
N/A
Amenities
10
Education
8.5
Commute
8

How Does Pittsburgh Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Pittsburgh
/ 100k People
Pennsylvania
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 10,876 3,594.8 1,709.8 2,476.7
Murder 57 18.8 5.2 5.0
Robbery 696 230.0 76.1 81.6
Aggravated Assault 877 289.9 191.1 250.2
Violent Crime 1,751 578.8 306.4 366.7
Burglary 1,341 443.2 182.4 340.5
Larceny 7,055 2,331.9 1,124.2 1,549.5
Car Theft 729 241.0 96.8 219.9
Property Crime 9,125 3,016.1 1,403.4 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Pittsburgh

1,751
Violent Crimes
578.8
Violent Crimes / 100k People
57.83%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 172.8 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Pittsburgh each year. That compares to a 1 in 326.3 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Pittsburgh is 578.8 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 57.83% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 88.88% higher than the Pennsylvania violent crime rate of 306.4 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Pittsburgh

9,125
Property Crimes
3,016.1
Property Crimes / 100k People
42.95%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 33.2 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Pittsburgh each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Pittsburgh is 3,016.1 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 42.95% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 114.91% higher than the Pennsylvania property crime rate of 1,403.4 per 100,000 people.

Pittsburgh Crime Compared To Pennsylvania Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Pennsylvania.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Pittsburgh

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Franklin Park, PA 14,706 46 312.8 292.4 20.4
Whitehall, PA 13,703 50 364.9 299.2 65.7
Brentwood, PA 9,291 116 1,248.5 1,033.3 215.3
Dormont, PA 8,347 84 1,006.3 802.7 203.7
Castle Shannon, PA 8,153 59 723.7 650.1 73.6
Pleasant Hills, PA 8,113 55 677.9 677.9 0.0
Forest Hills, PA 6,331 73 1,153.1 1,074.1 79.0
Fox Chapel, PA 5,297 13 245.4 245.4 0.0
Green Tree, PA 4,966 55 1,107.5 986.7 120.8
Millvale, PA 3,635 94 2,586.0 2,475.9 110.0
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