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Police Release Uniform Crime Report Numbers for October 2021

Date: December 20, 2021
Incident Type: UCR Statistics
Location: All Zones

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police has released its October 2021 Uniform Crime Report (UCR) statistics sheets for the city’s six police zones, as well as the year-to-date figures from Jan 1 through end of October.

During the month of October 2021 there were 2,016 crime incidents (a 3.2% increase over September’s 1,954 incidents) though a 10% decrease compared to the October average over the previous 5 years. 

Part 1 Violent crimes increased in October over September by 1.6% (125 compared to 123 incidents respectively) while Part 1 Property crimes increased by nearly 23% in October over September. Both of these figures are more than 10% below the 5-year average for Octobers, however. 

 From January through the end of October 2021, there has been a 6.3% increase of total crime incidents compared to the same time period 2020, though a 13.8% decrease from the year-to-date 5 year average. Part 1 Violent crimes increased slightly more than 5% from last year, but remain more than 18% below the 5-year average for the same time period. 

Reporting PIO:
Maurice Matthews