Pittsburgh Police Release Crime Data Amid Concerns Of Increasing Violence Downtown

Assaults in the central business district is up 89 percent

Joe DeStio
September 12, 2019 - 4:48 pm

Joe DeStio/ KDKA Radio

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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Pittsburgh Police have released a statistical report on violent crime in the central business district.

Overall the report shows violent crime for the first eight month of this year is unchanged from the previous five-year average.

But there are some exceptions.

There have been nine rapes so far this year.

The five year average is there and a half.

Assaults are also up 89 percent.

Robberies and burglaries are down.

The most common police calls over the past year have been for a disorderly person, burglary alarm and parking complains.

The report follows four stabbings, one of them fatal, downtown last month.

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