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Allegheny County Property Assessments

Real Property parcel characteristics for Allegheny County, PA. Includes information pertaining to land, values, sales, abatements, and building characteristics (if residential) by parcel. Disclaimer: Parcel information is provided from the Office of Property Assessments in…

Pittsburgh Police Arrest Data

Arrest data contains information on people taken into custody by City of Pittsburgh police officers. More serious crimes such as felony offenses are more likely to result in an arrest. However, arrests can occur as…

Police Incident Blotter (Archive)

The Police Blotter Archive contains crime incident data after it has been validated and processed to meet Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) standards, published on a nightly basis. This data validation process creates a data publishing…

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Regional Data Center 2016 Year in Review

On October 15, 2015, we went live with the data portal. This document gives us a chance to reflect back on a busy first year + 2 ½ months. In a followup blog post, we’ll take a look ahead at what to expect in 2017. Open Data Portal Use Use of the open data portal…

Measuring the Performance of the Regional Data Center

Our goal at the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center is to make community information easier to find and use. While operating the open data portal is at the core of our work, we also are involved in many different activities in our role as a data intermediary. To better understand how we’re doing, we have…

Guide to Election Results Data in Allegheny County

Election day is today, and if you're like us, you're probably going to want to make a map of the results by election district. To do this, you'll need the data and a map of election districts in Allegheny County. You can find a map of election districts as open data on our Website, but…

Fall Into Data with Some Great Events

There are many great data-related events on our fall events calendar, including Data Day, our annual celebration of all things data on October 22. We hope to see you often this fall. Data Day Saturday, October 22, 10:30 AM – 3 PM Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Main (Oakland), 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 For…

Reflections on the September, 2016 National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership Meeting in Cleveland

Here’s my recap of the fall partner meeting of the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP) in Cleveland. As always, the staff at the Urban Institute and our NNIP partner in Cleveland did a first-rate job in organizing the meeting and providing us with an outstanding experience. Happy Birthday, NNIP Since 2008, We’ve been a member of NNIP.…