Pittsburgh at a glance
Population by race and Hispanic origin
Cities in this database with the most similarly-sized populations
Full-time law enforcement staff, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police
- 998 Officers
- 38 Civilian staff
Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents
- 3.35 Pittsburgh
- 2.3 National average, cities with 250,000+ population
- 2.2 National average
These figures reflect the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police only, and do not include state or other police agencies that may be present in this location.
We identified 1 publicly reported settlement that resulted in $392,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.
The City of Pittsburgh will pay out $392,000 to settle a lawsuit stemming from an injury resulting from a high-speed chase
In 2015, Pittsburgh Police Department officers pursued a vehicle fleeing a traffic stop, which resulted in a crash. A 12-year old girl, only identified in official documents as “D.H.,” suffered from brain damage and other significant injuries due to the crash. D.H.’s family alleged the Pittsburgh Police Department had a widespread practice of high-speed chases resulting from traffic stops.