The 10 Safest Pittsburgh, PA Neighborhoods To Live In For 2022

We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Pittsburgh are the safest places to live.

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We analyzed every possible crime metric to determine which neighborhoods in Pittsburgh are the safest.

Every year, more than 30 million Americans move. Sometimes, its for a job, other times its to escape the big city. But no matter where you move, you want a neighborhood thats family friendly, clean, and most importantly, safe.

Weve analyzed the FBI crime reports data on violent and property crimes for every single neighborhood in Pittsburgh. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.

In which Pittsburgh neighborhoods can you leave your doors unlocked at night? Heres the list. For a more detailed breakdown for each neighborhood, keep reading.

So, which neighborhood is the safest in Pittsburgh in 2022? That would be Squirrel Hill North. Thats according to the most recent FBI crime data, which takes into account everything from thefts and robberies to assaults and murders.

If you want to dig down deeper into each neighborhood's statistics, as well as our methodology, take a look below. Some of these neighborhoods are the best places to live in Pittsburgh.

If you dont see a neighborhood youre looking for in our top ten, scroll down to the bottom, where we have all Pittsburgh neighborhoods listed in order from safest to most dangerous. Read on to see how we determined the places around Pittsburgh that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you're interested in the worst neighborhoods in Pittsburgh.

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Safest Neighborhoods In Pittsburgh

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Pittsburgh For 2022

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Population: 11,446
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 15
Property Crime Per 100k: 421
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Squirrel Hill North Pittsburgh, PA

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Population: 298
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 112
Property Crime Per 100k: 271
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Population: 1,158
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 63
Property Crime Per 100k: 539
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Population: 607
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 219
Property Crime Per 100k: 319
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Population: 3,544
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 210
Property Crime Per 100k: 514
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Population: 4,599
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 154
Property Crime Per 100k: 772
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Population: 9,383
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 139
Property Crime Per 100k: 824
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Population: 6,854
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 130
Property Crime Per 100k: 887
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Highland Park Pittsburgh, PA

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Population: 3,534
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 288
Property Crime Per 100k: 369
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Population: 5,555
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 75
Property Crime Per 100k: 994
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Point Breeze Pittsburgh, PA

Methodology: How We Determined The Safest Pittsburgh Hoods In 2022

You can ask people which neighborhoods are the safest, or you can just look at the unbiased raw data. So, instead of relying on speculation and opinion, we analyzed the hard numbers from the FBIs most recent crime report (published in September of 2019) for every neighborhood in Pittsburgh.

To be more specific, we analyzed the FBIs Uniform Crime Report. We then ran an analysis to calculate each neighborhoods property and violent crimes based on the demographics of the area and reported crime. We used two key criteria:

  • Total Crimes Per Capita
  • Violent Crimes Per Capita
  • Property Crimes Per Capita

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 83 in each category, where 1 was the safest.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a safe neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest safest neighborhood index the "Safest City Neighborhood In Pittsburgh." We're lookin' at you, Squirrel Hill North.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the safest places Pittsburgh. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from safest to most expensive.

Summary: The Safest Places In Pittsburgh

Looking at the data, you can tell that Squirrel Hill North is as safe as they come, according to science and data.

But as most Pennsylvania residents would agree, almost every place here has its safe and not safe parts. So just make sure you're informed ahead of time.

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Detailed List Of The Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Pittsburgh For 2022

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Squirrel Hill North 436
2 Ridgemont 363
3 Swisshelm Park 632
4 East Carnegie 498
5 Westwood 744
6 Stanton Heights 906
7 North Oakland 963
8 Highland Park 1,007
9 Lincoln Place 617
10 Point Breeze 1,099
11 Oakwood 1,031
12 Greenfield 936
13 Squirrel Hill South 1,078
14 Morningside 1,083
15 Mount Oliver 1,176
16 Fairywood 863
17 Regent Square 1,298
18 Shadyside 1,304
19 Banksville 1,267
20 Wind Gap 1,137
21 Central Business District 1,486
22 Southside Flats 1,448
23 Brookline 1,470
24 Overbrook 1,332
25 Summer Hill 1,653
26 Duquesne Heights 1,530
27 North Shore 1,661
28 Lower Lawrenceville 1,680
29 Bloomfield 2,061
30 Central Lawrenceville 1,995
31 Friendship 2,180
32 West Oakland 2,229
33 Oakland 2,297
34 Upper Lawrenceville 2,228
35 Beechview 2,220
36 Crafton Heights 2,294
37 Polish Hill 2,337
38 Chartiers City 2,214
39 Mt Oliver 2,456
40 Perry North 2,443
41 Bon Air 2,543
42 Point Breeze North 2,811
43 Arlington 2,563
44 Southside Slopes 3,128
45 Hays 3,054
46 Brighton Heights 3,043
47 Saint Clair 3,121
48 Spring Garden 3,048
49 Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar 3,270
50 Mount Washington 3,566
51 Herrs Island 5,201
52 Upper Hill 3,584
53 East Allegheny 3,588
54 Sheraden 3,298
55 Terrace Village 3,422
56 Carrick 3,719
57 Garfield 3,861
58 Manchester 4,024
59 East Liberty 4,589
60 Knoxville 4,581
61 Hazelwood 4,888
62 Esplen 5,088
63 Elliott 4,887
64 Perry South 4,809
65 Homewood North 5,283
66 Homewood South 5,605
67 Marshall-Shadeland 5,464
68 East Hills 5,448
69 Central Northside 6,879
70 Fine View 6,760
71 Allegheny West 12,433
72 Homewood West 9,099
73 California-Kirkbride 6,166
74 Spring Hill-City View 6,418
75 Allentown 7,160
76 Middle Hill 7,173
77 Beltzhoover 7,643
78 Troy Hill 7,287
79 Allegheny Center 10,819
80 Larimer 11,353
81 Crawford Roberts 10,128
82 Northview Heights 8,596
83 Strip District 14,951

Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our second time ranking the safest neighborhoods to live in Pittsburgh.

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

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