Duquesne Place

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3:15 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

DA Credits Increased Security, Education for Less Crime at Troubled Housing Complex

Children at a Head Start program at the Duquesne Place housing complex have tested at or above the anticipated growth range for their age group. Educational and security efforts are credited with a drop in violent crime at the complex.
Credit Deanna Garcia / 90.5 WESA

Duquesne Place, a subsidized housing complex in Duquesne, has had some rough years.

In January 2012 a 16-year-old boy was shot and killed, and a 14-year-old was injured. The previous year, a 17-year-old boy was shot there. Overall, there was a high level of crime.

Over the past year the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office has been working with the Allegheny Intermediate Unit (AIU) and the Duquesne City School District to boost education opportunities and build a stronger community at the complex.

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