DASH Guide:Homicides

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This guide is just part of a larger DASH Data Guide.

The Homicide data was provided by the Allegheny Department of Human Services for the years 2002-2014. Human Services received the original data from the Allegheny County Medical Examiner.

What's Included in the Data

Publicly Available
  • Victim's gender
  • Victim's race
  • Victim's age category
  • Latitude
  • Longitude
Not Pubicly Available
  • name of victim

Where to Find the Data

Things to Know

The location for each homicide represents where the individual was found deceased, not their home address. In a case where an individual was hurt and taken to the hospital where they pass away, the scene of the crime is still used for the location information. In some cases if field data regarding the location of the crime is not captured, the location of the hospital was used.