Data Guide: Crime, Courts, and Corrections in the City of Pittsburgh

Report by Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center

University Center for Social and Urban Research   (Pittsburgh)

This guide to Crime, Courts, and Corrections was created to make it easier to find, understand, and use information about public safety in the City of Pittsburgh, and the criminal justice and corrections systems in Allegheny County and the State of Pennsylvania. Release of the data in this document allows the City to be a participant in the National Police Data Initiative. Founded in 2015, the Initiative is an outgrowth of President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing designed to reduce crime by building trust between citizens and police. Information sharing is viewed as a major trust-building step law enforcement organizations can take, and over 50 jurisdictions are now participating in the Initiative. For more information, please see the National Police Data Initiative’s FAQ. The Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center worked together with City and County partners to publish much of the information referenced in this guide as open data.