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Pittsburgh Police Release Uniform Crime Report Numbers for August

Date: October 21, 2020
Incident Type: Crime Statistics
Location: Citywide

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police has released its August 2020 Uniform Crime Report (UCR) statistics sheets citywide and for all six police zones.

The statistics, which cover August 1 to August 31, are prepared by the Crime Analysis Unit.

It found the City experienced an overall 1.3% increase in incidences of crime compared with the previous month, but a 17.6% decrease in incidences compared with the same time frame in 2019, and a 25.9% decrease when compared with the five-year average.

It should be noted that the more serious Part 1 crimes against the person and property decreased by 22.6% from August of 2019 and by 40.1% measured against the five-year average.

See graphics below for further detail and descriptions of Part 1 and Part 2 coded crimes.


Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz