Crime and Justice
Landlord/Tenant Cases: Interactive Dashboard
What is this dashboard about? These interactive dashboards contain information about Landlord/Tenant cases filed in Allegheny County in magisterial district courts from 2012 to the present. Users can see information […]
Children of Incarcerated Parents
Allegheny County sought to update a 2008 analysis examining the demographics and needs of children who have had a parent incarcerated at the Allegheny County Jail. There are other children […]
Community Violence Reduction Initiative
This details the County’s plan, including strategies and investments, for implementation of the Community Violence Reduction Initiative. Overview: Working in partnership with the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) Office of […]
Frequent Utilizers of Services in Allegheny County
What are these reports about? Nationally and locally, policymakers and practitioners are interested in the people who frequently use publicly funded services, particularly crisis services. Most people who use crisis […]
Homicides in Allegheny County and Pittsburgh
Homicide data from 2016 to 2021 is analyzed by location, weapons used and victim demographics among other factors in order to understand what contributes to community violence.
Safety and Justice Challenge: Reports from Allegheny County
Allegheny County was awarded a grant to reduce the Jail population by 20%. This series of annual reports describes the first 3 years of the project.
Improving Crisis Prevention and Response
Researchers and public representatives met to address challenges that persist throughout our crisis system. They developed a set of 16 recommendations.
Calculating Unit Costs: A Resource for Justice System Decision-Making and Policy Analysis
Allegheny County completed a cost analysis of parts of the criminal justice system, including the cost of an arrest, the cost per day of incarceration, and the cost per day of probation supervision.
Advancing a coordinated response to Intimate Partner Violence
From June 2018 to December 2020, the Urban Institute conducted a systemwide assessment of the system response in Allegheny County, PA to intimate partner violence (IPV) to better understand the […]
Allegheny County Jail Population Decreases During COVID-19
During the pandemic, the Allegheny County Jail released eligible older and health-compromised individuals and low-risk individuals awaiting trial. This data brief explores the decrease of the Jail population and the recidivism of people who were released.
Use of Force by City of Pittsburgh Police
The City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police tracks each incident in which an officer uses force with a subject. This report describes trends in use of force incidents and information about the circumstances and subjects involved.
Population of the Allegheny County Jail: Interactive Dashboard
Data available from 2018 to the present. Updated daily.
Understanding and Addressing Institutionalized Inequity: Disrupting Pathways to Juvenile Justice for Black Youth in Allegheny County
Developed by the Black Girls Equity Alliance, this independent report uses data from several local partners, including the Allegheny County Department of Human Services, to explore racial disproportionality in youth […]
Public Defense at Preliminary Arraignments Associated with Reduced Jail Bookings and Decreased Disparities
In Allegheny County, a preliminary arraignment is a defendant’s first court appearance, during which a judge notifies the defendant of their charges and a bail determination is made. Defendants are […]
Students’ Experiences with the Juvenile and Criminal Justice Systems In and Out of School: A Longitudinal Analysis of Pittsburgh Public School Students, 2010–2018
The presence of police officers in schools has become increasingly common since the practice was introduced in the 1950s. While law enforcement in schools may deter criminal behavior, it can […]