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.
Tonight, the City-County Building is illuminated to recognize Poison Prevention Week and the 50th Anniversary of "Mr. Yuk" in partnership with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
For questions about the lighting at the City-County Building, please reach out to the Office of the Mayor.