Aggravated Assault in the City of Pittsburgh

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From January 2005 through July 2015:

  1. Aggravated assault rates generally declined in the City of Pittsburgh, but at a slower pace than in comparable cities.
  2. 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.
  3. Victims of aggravated assault were disproportionately young, African American and male.
  4. Aggravated assault clearance rates were higher than those of comparable cities, but varied depending on the method of assault, location and victim demographics.

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