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Crime rate in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PA): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Pittsburgh, PA compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Pittsburgh, PA

The 2018 crime rate in Pittsburgh, PA is 340 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.2 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 87.2% U.S. cities. The 2018 Pittsburgh crime rate fell by 5% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 57 - an increase of 2 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Pittsburgh has seen decreasing violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Pittsburgh, PA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Pittsburgh:

340.2
Mount Oliver:

411.7
Reserve Township:

52.2
Millvale:

126.3
Green Tree:

70.1
Etna:

107.8
Homestead:

699.9
Sharpsburg:

149.5
Dormont:

89.3
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Pittsburgh by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
63
(19.0)
56
(17.3)
52
(16.7)
72
(23.2)
39
(12.5)
55
(17.6)
44
(14.3)
41
(13.1)
45
(14.6)
69
(22.4)
57
(18.6)
57
(18.8)
55
(18.0)
57
(18.8)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
117
(35.4)
102
(31.4)
129
(41.3)
136
(43.9)
116
(37.2)
66
(21.1)
67
(21.7)
47
(15.1)
78
(25.4)
91
(29.6)
82
(26.7)
100
(33.1)
90
(29.4)
121
(40.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1,617
(488.8)
1,722
(530.5)
1,596
(511.2)
1,541
(497.5)
1,367
(437.8)
1,190
(380.5)
1,126
(364.9)
1,134
(363.3)
956
(310.8)
986
(320.5)
858
(279.6)
1,000
(330.6)
802
(262.1)
696
(230.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1,588
(480.1)
1,593
(490.8)
1,678
(537.5)
1,609
(519.4)
1,565
(501.2)
1,499
(479.3)
1,239
(401.5)
1,125
(360.4)
1,180
(383.6)
1,309
(425.5)
1,170
(381.3)
1,209
(399.7)
1,061
(346.8)
877
(289.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
3,018
(912.4)
3,713
(1,144)
3,418
(1,095)
3,108
(1,003)
2,811
(900.3)
2,949
(943.0)
2,686
(870.4)
2,537
(812.8)
2,173
(706.4)
2,129
(692.1)
2,197
(715.9)
1,828
(604.4)
1,610
(526.3)
1,341
(443.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
10,337
(3,125)
9,658
(2,975)
8,977
(2,876)
8,258
(2,666)
8,134
(2,605)
7,678
(2,455)
6,897
(2,235)
7,610
(2,438)
7,258
(2,359)
7,157
(2,327)
7,097
(2,313)
7,222
(2,388)
7,238
(2,366)
7,055
(2,332)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2,273
(687.2)
1,865
(574.5)
1,538
(492.7)
1,259
(406.4)
830
(265.8)
657
(210.1)
480
(155.5)
544
(174.3)
616
(200.2)
597
(194.1)
601
(195.8)
818
(270.5)
680
(222.3)
729
(241.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
55
(16.6)
70
(21.6)
79
(25.3)
98
(31.6)
146
(46.8)
154
(49.2)
195
(63.2)
248
(79.5)
208
(67.6)
192
(62.4)
172
(56.0)
153
(50.6)
136
(44.5)
102
(33.7)
City-Data.com crime index552.9562.0558.3544.1474.8443.1398.4387.8379.3406.8377.0402.7356.8340.2

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 274.0. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.
- means the value is about the same as the state average.
- means the value is bigger than the state average.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists, there were 823 registered sex offenders living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as of August 11, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Pittsburgh is 369 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Pittsburgh:

337.6
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Pittsburgh:

369.9
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Pittsburgh:

435.9
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Pittsburgh:

394.3
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Pittsburgh:

447.5
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Pittsburgh:

401.8
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Pittsburgh:

403.2
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Pittsburgh:

433.4
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Pittsburgh:

486.2
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Pittsburgh:

531.7
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Pittsburgh:

598.9
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Pittsburgh:

599.0
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Pittsburgh:

576.5
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Pittsburgh:

557.9
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Pittsburgh:

441.9
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Pittsburgh:

431.6
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Pittsburgh:

442.8
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Pittsburgh:

241.4
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Pittsburgh:

256.9
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Pittsburgh:

280.8
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Pittsburgh:

288.2
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Pittsburgh:

283.9
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Pittsburgh:

289.3
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Pittsburgh:

310.6
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Pittsburgh:

309.1
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Pittsburgh:

342.9
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Pittsburgh:

350.2
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Pittsburgh:

394.9
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Pittsburgh:

436.7
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Pittsburgh:

463.7
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Pittsburgh:

441.8
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Pittsburgh:

324.5
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Pittsburgh:

346.3
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Pittsburgh:

335.2
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 999 (950 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.14
Pennsylvania average:

1.88

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 903 (885 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.89
Pennsylvania average:

1.90

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 976 (908 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.00
Pennsylvania average:

1.96

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 948 (872 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.84
Pennsylvania average:

1.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 975 (913 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.97
Pennsylvania average:

1.99

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 923 (861 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.80
Pennsylvania average:

1.95

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 947 (886 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.84
Pennsylvania average:

1.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 943 (880 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.85
Pennsylvania average:

2.06

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 954 (887 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.84
Pennsylvania average:

2.06

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 976 (914 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.93
Pennsylvania average:

2.07

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 912 (850 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.74
Pennsylvania average:

2.09

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 912 (850 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.72
Pennsylvania average:

2.11

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 910 (848 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.53
Pennsylvania average:

2.79

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 943 (880 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.63
Pennsylvania average:

2.79

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 959 (877 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.62
Pennsylvania average:

2.81

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 981 (896 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.68
Pennsylvania average:

2.85

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Pittsburgh, PA
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 15201, 15203, 15206, 15207, 15208, 15211, 15212, 15213, 15214, 15217, 15219, 15222, 15224, 15232, 15233, 15260, 15290.