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Pittsburg, California Crime Statistics

This page contains crime numbers for Pittsburg, California. You can take a look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime figures over time, and see how Pittsburg compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Pittsburg, California, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 26,705 total crimes reported in Pittsburg, California (2,384 of them violent). Of the 2,671 crimes that happen every year in Pittsburg, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Pittsburg, California every 3 hours. This includes 54 murders, 103 rapes, and greater than twenty thousand thefts (including 5,477 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Pittsburg, California for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Pittsburg has grown by 10%. During the same interval, violent crime decreased by 33%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight growth in crime over the last 10 years in Pittsburg. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit almost three thousand for Pittsburg, California in 2009.

Crime Trends in Pittsburg, California (1999-2008)

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Pittsburg, California (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

Pittsburg, California law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Pittsburg conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.