Rape in the City of Pittsburgh

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From January 2005 through 2015:

  1. Rape rates fluctuated, but were generally lower by 2015 than they were in 2005.
  2. Rape was most prevalent in neighborhoods historically beset by violent crime, including the North Side, Homewood and the Hill District.
  3. Victims of rape were disproportionately young, African American and female.
  4. Rape clearance rates were higher than those of comparable cities, but varied depending on method of assault, time of year and victim demographics.

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