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Pittsburgh Study Finds Nearly a Third of Pittsburgh Homicides Might Have Been Prevented

More than 30 percent of the homicides in Pittsburgh last year were likely related to peer violence, not gang activity, and are the type of crime most readily prevented by early intervention, according to a first-of-its-kind report by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health’s Community Violence Prevention Project. The group’s research indicates that 19 percent of the 42 homicides in the city last year were due to peer violence and not gang-related; another 12 percent were identified as possibly related to peer violence.