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Property crimes in L.A. County have wide geographic spread, Times analysis finds

September 30, 2010 |  8:27 am

A Times analysis of L.A. County crime data offers a revealing view of which communities have the most -- and least -- property crimes per capita.

Compared with violent crimes, property crimes tend to have more geographic diversity, in part because they sometimes are clustered around major shopping districts, malls or specific businesses.

The Times found that communities with the most property crimes included some places that also had significant violent crime, such as Chesterfield Square in South L.A. Others places on that list were somewhat less expected, including Rancho Park, Westchester and the Fairfax district.

Communities with the fewest property crimes included some wealthy areas -- Hidden Hills, Rolling Hills, Bel-Air -- but also Chinatown near downtown and several communities in northern Los Angeles County.

Here's the full list:

Fewest property crimes per 10,000

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