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South Side notices big drop in crime, 911 calls

South Side notices big drop in crime, 911 calls

By Jen Cardone | The Duquesne Duke Crime rates have decreased in the South Side since Mayor Luke Ravenstahl instituted a new police program in the area, according to a report from the Pittsburgh Police. The effectiveness of the program, called “saturation detail,” where the number of police officers on duty in the area was […]

Staff Editorial: South Side unsafe for society

By Duke Staff According to Pittsburgh police, the South Side is on its way to becoming a safer neighborhood. But does the word safer lend the same meaning as safe? Lt. Larry Scirotto recently spoke to The Duke and reported that since last year, an estimated 30 percent drop in crimes like aggravated assault, arson, […]