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Crime alerts for Sun Valley and 12 other L.A. neighborhoods

May 12, 2012 | 10:13 am

Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 13 L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times’ Crime L.A. database.

Nine neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Sun Valley (A) was the most unusual, recording 12 reports compared with a weekly average of 3.5 over the last three months.

Playa Vista (J) topped the list of four neighborhoods with property crime alerts. It recorded nine property crimes compared with its weekly average of 4.0 over the last three months.

Alerts are based on an analysis of crime reports for April 30–May 6, the most recent seven days for which data are available.

Ben Welsh, Thomas Suh Lauder

Violent crime up significantly
Neighborhood Average Reports
 Sun Valley 3.5 12
 Exposition Park 5.5 13
 Adams-Normandie 2.1 6
 Tujunga 0.8 4
 Historic South-Central 10.0 21
 Pico-Union 5.7 10
 Venice 3.2 5
 San Pedro 4.8 8
 Leimert Park 1.5 3
Property crime up significantly
Neighborhood Average Reports
 Playa Vista 4.0 9
 Harbor City 9.9 20
 Shadow Hills 3.5 6
 Broadway-Manchester 15.1 24