Oz’s Closing Statement To Pittsburgh Voters: Less Crime, More Energy

  • As violent crime increases in Western Pennsylvania, our communities have become less safe and businesses have become negatively impacted as a result,” Oz wrote. “To tackle crime, I will vote to fund our police and support communities with the resources they need to keep violent criminals off the streets and ensure vulnerable populations have the help they need.”
  • Crime in the Steel City has increased considerably over the past three years. Homicides spiked 26% between 2019 and 2020, while incidents of gun violence and dispatches for shots fired soared between 2020 and 2021, according to data from the City of Pittsburgh.
  • Oz also noted that “gas prices have gone through the roof and simple necessities like baby formula have become harder to get than fentanyl in our cities.”