2015 Homicides Up In The County, Down In The City, Following A TrendHomicides were down in the City of Pittsburgh in 2015, but up in the suburbs of Allegheny County, which is part of a continuing trend.
Pittsburgh Police Outline Homicide Rates, Ways To Reduce ViolencePittsburgh's new police chief decried the city's homicide rate as a "public health emergency" and promised to work with the community to defuse the culture that has fueled a spate of retaliatory killings that saw 71 people die last year.
New Chief Faces Pittsburgh Police Bureau In CrisisCameron McLay will take the reins of a police bureau in crisis, rocked by scandal that sent the last chief to jail, and suffering from strained community relations and a rising homicide rate.
Homicides In Allegheny Co. Keep Pace With City For 2nd Year In A RowGun violence is spreading throughout Allegheny County’s suburbs.

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