Police Incident Blotter (30 Day)

This data ceased updating with the transition to a new records management system on 11/14/2023. Access to the updated data source will be provided in the future.

The 30-Day Police Blotter contains the most recent initial crime incident data, updated on a nightly basis. All data is reported at the block/intersection level, with the exception of sex crimes, which are reported at the police zone level. The information is "semi-refined" meaning a police report was taken, but it has not made its way through the court system. This data is subject to change once it is processed and republished using Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) standards. The UCR coding process creates a necessary delay before processed data is available for publication. Therefore, the 30-Day blotter will provide information for users seeking the most current information available.

This dataset will be continually overwritten and any records older than thirty days will be removed. Validated incidents will be moved to the Police Blotter Archive dataset. Data in the archived file is of a higher quality and is the file most appropriate for reporting crime statistics.

This dataset only contains information reported by City of Pittsburgh Police, and does not contain incidents that solely involve other police departments operating within the city (campus police, Port Authority, etc.)

More documentation is available in our Crime Data Guide.

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Addresses are reported at the level of the 100 block. All juvenile demographic data is removed. References to sex crimes are not currently included to protect the identity of victims. (1) PA CC 18sec9101 "Police blotter." A chronological listing of arrests, usually documented contemporaneous with the incident, which may include, but is not limited to, the name and address of the individual charged and the alleged offenses. As the limiting factor as to what is and what is not blotter information is best defined by what information is or reasonably could be investigative data. [that reasonably should be with held in the best interest of current or future investigations and prosecution][information that contains personally identifiable information]. "Investigative information." Information assembled as a result of the performance of any inquiry, formal or informal, into a criminal incident or an allegation of criminal wrongdoing and may include modus operandi information.

Temporal Coverage 2023-05-07/2023-11-14
Geographic Unit Intersection/Street Segment
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Frequency - Data Change Daily
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