Crime rates in the City of Pittsburgh dropped in the first six months of 2020.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh saw a significant drop in crime during the first half of 2020.

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Police say that overall crime dropped 16% from 2019 to 2020.

Violent crime dropped 8%.

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Crime levels are down nearly 25% from the five-year average.

The biggest drop was in Zone 4, which includes Oakland, Squirrel Hill, and Shadyside.

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Overall crime and violent crime both went down.