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INTERACTIVE VIOLENCE DASHBOARDS

Interactive Violence Dashboards

The goal of our interactive violence dashboards is to present crime-related information in a visual and easy to understand way.

For questions on this information or how it was put together, please contact: DHS-Research@alleghenycounty.us 

Learn more about the City of Pittsburgh's open data initiatives.

Crime Data

This interactive dashboard displays crime data collected by the City of Pittsburgh and reported to state and federal agencies under the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program from 2010 to the present. Use the dropdown boxes to filter by offense, year and neighborhood. Click on other areas of the dashboard to filter by offense type, time of day and day of the week. Data is updated monthly; see the upper right of the dashboard for the date of the most recent update

 

Homicides Data

This interactive dashboard displays homicide data—including homicides, non-fatal shootings, aggravated assaults with a gun, and dispatches for shots fired—for the City of Pittsburgh from 2010 to the present. Use the dropdown boxes at the top of the dashboard to filter by year, month and neighborhood. Click on other areas of the dashboard to filter by time of day, day of week, weapons used, and demographic groups of people involved. Data is updated monthly; see the upper right of the dashboard for the date of the most recent update.

Gun Violence Data

This interactive dashboard displays gun violence data—including non-fatal shootings, aggravated assaults with a gun and dispatches for shots fired—for the City of Pittsburgh from 2010 to the present. Use the dropdown boxes to filter by year, month, type of incident and neighborhood. Click on other areas of the dashboard to filter by time of day and day of the week. Data is updated monthly; see the upper right of the dashboard for the date of the most recent update.

Updates

As part of our commitment to transparency in reporting, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police has begun issuing public reports, interactive visualizations and data.  It is our intention to continue to do so and to expand our efforts to make data readily available. In order to increase our ability to collect, query and report data, we are aggressively improving our technology and analytic infrastructure.  On occasion, these improvements, or changes in the way data are collected, may result in the discovery that previously-released data are inaccurate or incomplete.  This is the case with the following data included in two reports issued in August of 2015:

Violence in the City of Pittsburgh: Five-Year Trend 2010-2014

This report examines violence that occurred between 2010 and 2014 in the City of Pittsburgh. Violent incidents include homicides, aggravated assaults with a gun, shootings and calls for shots fired. The report assesses trends over time, by geography and by race and gender of victims and perpetrators. For homicides, the motives and clearance rates are also reported.

Written Report

Violence in the City of Pittsburgh: 2015 January-June

This report examines violence that occurred in the first six months of 2015 compared to the same time period in recent years. Violent incidents include homicides, aggravated assaults with a gun, shootings and calls for shots fired.  The report assesses trends over time, by geography and by race and gender of victims and perpetrators.


Written Report

Violence in the City of Pittsburgh, 2015

September 2016
Homicides in the City of Pittsburgh decreased between 2014 (70) and 2015(56); however, this number is still nine percent higher than the average of the past five years.  Pittsburgh’s 2015 homicide rate was slightly below the average rate of the 14 Pittsburgh benchmark cities. Shootings decreased in 2015, but there were increases in both aggravated assaults with a firearm and calls for shots fired. Information about homicide victims and offenders is also provided in this report, as well as an analysis of where and when violence occurred.


Written Report

Violence in the City of Pittsburgh, First Six Months of 2016

September 2016
There were 29 homicides in the City of Pittsburgh in the first six months of 2016, which represents a 45 percent increase from the same six-month period in 2015 and a 33 percent increase over the average of the first six months of the years 2010 through 2015. Calls for shots fired also increased from 2015 and from the six-year average, but both shootings and aggravated assaults with a firearm decreased. Demographic information about homicide victims and offenders, the location of homicides and calls for shots fired, and details about when violence occurred are also provided in this report.


Written Report

Violence in the City of Pittsburgh: 2010 through 2014
Shootings
Old Data
New Data Agrivated Assaults with a Firearm New Data Calls for Shots Fired New Data
2010 171 178 286 250 2,849
2011 168 183 217 186 2,659 2,953
2012 131 165 213 227 2,778 2,998
2013 166 190 228 195 2,226 2,558
2014 148 171 257 211 2,330 2,558
Violence in the City of Pittsburgh: First Six Months of 2015
Shootings
Old Data
New Data Agrivated Assaults with a Firearm
Old Data
New Data COld Data Calls for Shots Fired New Data
First 6 Months of 2010 90 99 144 139 1,420
First 6 Months of 2011 60 74 92 84 1,241 1,361
First 6 Months of 2012 58 75 109 117 1,358 1,462
First 6 Months of 2013 76 89 92 83 1,121 1,258
First 6 Months of 2014 65 89 92 83 1,041 1,115
First 6 Months of 2015 73 75 169 130 1,379 1,456