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Internet Access

The digital divide is narrowing in Western Pennsylvania, if only slightly. Fewer people in the Pittsburgh MSA reported a lack of internet in their households in 2015 than in the previous two years, according to data obtained from the Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).

Pittsburgh Today and Tomorrow 2011

In the 2011 Pittsburgh Today & Tomorrow report, readers can assess where Pittsburgh stands compared with 14 other benchmark regions in 10 categories: Arts, Demographics, Economy, Education, Environment, Government, Health, Housing, Public Safety and Transportation.

Pittsburgh Today and Tomorrow 2012

Pittsburgh Today presents its annual report on the progress of Greater Pittsburgh, comparing Pittsburgh with 14 other regions in 10 key quality of life categories. This report, written by Jeffery Fraser, is based on the Pittsburgh 2011 Quality of Life Survey. We have also asked regional leaders to describe an obstacle we need…

Up in the Air

This four-​part award-​winning series of articles offers a comprehensive look at air quality in southwestern Pennsylvania. The scope of the 14-​article series, winner of a national Folio award for regional journalism, ranges from the legacy of the region’s industrial past when Pittsburgh earned the reputation as the “Smoky City,” to the characteristics of…
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Growth in GDP

The Pittsburgh region’s gross domestic product (GDP) increased 3.7 percent and had the fourth-​highest rate of growth from 2016 to 2017. Pittsburgh’s per capita real GDP was tied with Austin for the highest year-​over-​year growth of all benchmark regions at 4.1 percent.
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Robbery Rate per 100K Population

While robbery rates fluctuate in a number of cities and regions, the local rates are relatively flat and low in both the region and the City of Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh MSA’s robbery rate per 100,000 population in 2017 was 71.7, an decrease of 13.5 percent from 2016’s robbery rate of 82.9 per 100,000
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Murder Rate per 100K Population

Murder rates in cities are consistently higher than murder rates in regions. There are two groups of cities: high murder rate cities and low murder rate cities. The Pittsburgh region and the City of Pittsburgh both have comparatively low murder rates. The Pittsburgh MSA’s murder rate per 100,000 population in 2017 was 5.4,…
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Burglary Rate per 100K Population

Burglary rates for regions are consistently about half the rate of burglary for cities. The rates for the Pittsburgh region and the City of Pittsburgh are consistently low. The Pittsburgh MSA’s burglary rate per 100,000 population in 2017 was 256.2, a decrease of 17.2 percent from 2016’s burglary rate and the lowest rate…
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All Crimes by Core City

Crime rates in the City of Pittsburgh tend to be lower than most of those in the core cities of our benchmark regions. In 2017, the City of Pittsburgh ranked as the third-​safest city among the benchmark peers with a low overall crime rate of 3770.8 per 100,000 population. Violent crime and property…
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All Crimes by MSA

Crime rates in the Pittsburgh MSA tend to be lower than those in most of our benchmark regions. In 2017, the Pittsburgh MSA ranked as the safest metro area among the benchmark peers (who reported crime data) with a low overall crime rate of 1851.3 per 100,000 residents. Violent crime in the region…
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