Reports

Reports and data briefs to better understand issues affecting Allegheny County residents.
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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.

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COVID-19 and Employment of Human Services Clients

Analysis of employment and earnings of people who rely on the public services of Allegheny County’s Department of Human Services.

Latinx Needs Assessment

The Latinx population in Allegheny County grew 80% between 2010 and 2020. This most recent community assessment report found several clear themes and opportunities for better serving the Latinx community.

Needs Assessment of Economic Security

In this 2021 report, less than half of survey respondents were satisfied with their ability to meet their family’s everyday basic needs.

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COVID-19 Community Learning Hubs

This report provides data about community-based learning hubs that were created in response to school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Impacts of Housing Displacement on the Residents of Bethesda-Homewood Properties

In October 2017, more than 200 residents of predominantly Black neighborhoods in Pittsburgh’s East End were told that their rental subsidy would end within a month. This report looks at the impact of forced displacement and what types of social supports can help.

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.

Data-Driven Efforts to Improve Housing Coordination for People Experiencing Homelessness

Allegheny County established a coordinated entry system to prioritize the most vulnerable homeless clients to get them into housing as quickly as possible.

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.

Veterans in Allegheny County’s Homeless Services System

The number of Veterans entering homeless assistance programs in Allegheny County consistently declined from 2014 through 2018. This report looks at details on demographics, housing program types and involvement with other County services.

Point-in-Time Count of People Experiencing Homelessness: Annual Reports

Reports about Allegheny County’s annual count of homelessness in the region.

Accidental Overdose Deaths: Interactive Dashboard and Report

This report and dashboard describe accidental overdose deaths that occurred in Allegheny County, with a look at trends in numbers of deaths, demographics, and substances involved.

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Community Need Index

The Allegheny County Need Index was developed to identify areas of the County that have greater relative need. This report and related materials explore census tracts in need and recent trends.

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.