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Murder rates in cities are consistently higher than murder rates in regions. There are two groups of cities: high murder rate cities and low murder rate cities. The Pittsburgh region and the City of Pittsburgh both have comparatively low murder rates.

Both the Charlotte MSA and the Cleveland MSA were excluded from the 2012 FBI Crime in the United States report. However, Charlotte's core city and Cleveland's core city were included.

The city of Pittsburgh's murder rate per 100,000 population in 2012 was 13.1, a decrease from 2011's murder rate of 14.3 per 100,000 population.

The Pittsburgh MSA's murder rate per 100,000 population in 2012 was 4.2, a slight increase from 2011's murder rate of 3.8 per 100,000 population, however still well below the benchmark average of 5.4.