From the Mayor’s introduction: 2010 was another banner year for the Bureau of Police and the City of Pittsburgh as a whole. Pittsburgh was once again named “America’s Most Livable City”, and it is impossible to attain such an honor without the important contributions of our public safety officials. For the fifth consecutive year, our City witnessed a decline in Part 1 crimes, both in terms of raw numbers and per capita crime rate. As of 2011, this is the lowest level of Part I Crime in recorded history.
Police & City Reports
Weed and Seed is a comprehensive, joint law enforcement and community investment strategy designed to make communities safer. This multi-agency strategy, sponsored by the Department of Justice, is focused on crime prevention and community revitalization. The City of Pittsburgh currently has three Federally-recognized Weed & Seed sites: 1) East Liberty, Larimer, Garfield, 2) Lawrenceville, and 3) West Pittsburgh communities.
From the Mayor’s introduction: In 2009, our officers and community faced a year of great highs-and-lows. It was a banner year of accomplishments but a tragic year in our City’s history. We began the year excited – hosting 500,000 Steelers’ fans for a Super Bowl victory parade. Officers exhibited great crowd control techniques resulting in zero arrests. Then came the Penguins Stanley Cup title, another victory parade, and another safe event. In between the celebratory parades tragedy struck Stanton Heights and changed the lives of three families, our officers, and our community forever. April 4th is a day that will be forever entrenched in the minds and hearts of Pittsburghers. We will never forget the sacrifices of Eric Kelly, Stephen Mayhle, and Paul Sciullo II.
From the Mayor’s introduction: I am proud to say that year 2007 has been the safest year to live in the City of Pittsburgh since 1968. As you will read in this report, under Chief Nathan Harper’s leadership, serious crimes are at a historic low. Our officers who put their lives on the line each day to serve the citizens of “America’s Most Livable City” are to be commended for this tremendous achievement.