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.
Homicides Increase In Mon Valley Rankin Police Chief Ryan Wootan is on patrol in the Hawkins Village housing community where his underpaid, skeletal police force makes nightly sweeps for guns and drugs. With 72 homicides already this year, the county murder rate has almost surpassed last year's total of 74. And for the first time, most of those have occurred outside the City of Pittsburgh.

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