From January 2005 through July 2015:
- Aggravated assault rates generally declined in the City of Pittsburgh, but at a slower pace than in comparable cities.
- Aggravated assault was most prevalent in areas historically beset by violent crime, including the East End, the North Side and the South Side Hilltop neighborhoods.
- Victims of aggravated assault were disproportionately young, African American and male.
- Aggravated assault clearance rates were higher than those of comparable cities, but varied depending on the method of assault, location and victim demographics.