Motor Vehicle Theft in the City of Pittsburgh

From January 2005 through July 2015:

  1. Pittsburgh’s motor vehicle theft rate declined sharply and remained the lowest among comparable mid-sized cities.
  2. Motor vehicle theft was most prevalent in Pittsburgh’s East End, North Shore and South Side.
  3. Victims of motor vehicle theft were older than average crime victims and disproportionately African American and male.
  4. Motor vehicle theft clearance rates were higher than those of comparable cities, but varied depending on the location of the theft and whether the theft was completed.

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