Measures of crime indicate not only public safety, but also social cohesion. As such, crime is an important measure of sustainability. Burglary rates are a proxy for overall crime. Burglary is a property crime that also can indicate violent crime. Burglary rates for regions are consistently about half the rate of burglary for cities. The rates for the Pittsburgh region and the City of Pittsburgh are consistently low. For more crime information, please see our Public Safety category.