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Police Release Uniform Crime Report Quarterly and March Numbers

Date: May 13, 2021
Incident Type: Crime Stats
Location: City Wide

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police has released its March 2021 Uniform Crime Report (UCR) statistics sheets city-wide and for all six police zones.

The statistics, which cover from March 1, 2021 to March 31, 2021, are prepared by the Crime Analysis Unit.

It found that the City experienced an overall 51.3% increase in incidences of crime in March compared with the previous month, a 39.0% increase compared with March 2020, and an increase of 8.6% when compared to the five-year average.

Part 1 crimes for March 2021 are up 4.2% from March last year; however, numbers are down 16.9% compared to the five-year average.

In addition, the Crime Analysis Unit broke down incidences of crime reported City-wide and across all six police zones during the first quarter of the year.  

Citywide, overall crimes were down 1.8% during the quarter, year-over-year and down 13.1% compared with the five-year average.

See graphics below for further detail and descriptions of Part 1 and Part 2 coded crimes.

Reporting PIO:
Maurice Matthews