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Key Indicators for Understanding Our Region

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Public Safety / Murder

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.

The Pittsburgh MSA's murder rate per 100,000 population in 2013 was 4.1, a slight decrease of 2.4 percent from 2012's murder rate of 4.2 per 100,000 population.

The City of Pittsburgh's murder rate per 100,000 population in 2013 was 14.6, an increase of 11.1 percent from 2012's murder rate of 13.1 per 100,000 population.

The Cleveland MSA the City of Cleveland was excluded from the 2013 FBI Crime in the United States by Metropolitan Statistical Area report. Additionally, data were not reported for the aggravated assault measure in Indianapolis MSA.