I superimposed a map of homicides (denoted by pins) in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area so far in 2018 (source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Interactive) with a map of the 2016 median household income in the area (source: city-data.com). The city limits are outlined in red. As of this writing, there have been 75 homicides this year in the Pittsburgh area.
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Median household income in the yellow areas is $100,000. In the medium-to-dark-green areas, it is $150,000 or more. In the medium-to-dark-orange areas, it is $50,000 and less.
It may not be news that poorer communities have higher homicide rates* but Pittsburgh’s intermingling of poor and affluent neighborhoods illustrates this pretty vividly.