Author: Mark Houser

Top Pittsburgh Suburbs

With 127 suburban communities in Allegheny County as well as the popular bedroom communities of Murrysville and Cranberry and Peters townships, deciding which one is right for you can be daunting. To help you choose, we break it down by the numbers.

Ranking Pittsburgh's Suburbs: Which is the Safest?

Using data from the Pennsylvania State Police, this category ranks a two-year average of reported incidents of criminal homicide, sex-related offenses, robbery, assault, property offenses, and drug and alcohol-related crimes. For assault, property crimes and drug and alcohol crimes, numbers are converted to a ratio per 100,000 population so as not to penalize larger communities that have correspondingly more incidents.