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Crime alerts for Watts and nine other L.A. neighborhoods

May 21, 2012 |  6:34 am

Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 10 L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times' Crime L.A. database.

Seven neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Watts (A) was the most unusual, recording 20 reports compared with a weekly average of 9.8 over the last three months.

Arlington Heights (H) topped the list of three neighborhoods with property crime alerts. It recorded 11 property crimes compared with its weekly average of 5.9 over the last three months.

Alerts are based on an analysis of crime reports for May 12–May 18, the most recent seven days for which data are available.

-- Ben Welsh, Thomas Suh Lauder

Violent crime up significantly
Neighborhood Average Reports
 Watts 9.8 20
 Winnetka 2.2 6
 Vermont Square 11.3 20
 Hyde Park 8.1 16
 Westwood 1.0 3
 Woodland Hills 1.9 4
 Fairfax 1.5 4
Property crime up significantly
Neighborhood Average Reports
 Arlington Heights 5.9 11
 Beverly Crest 4.7 9
 Century City 4.1 7
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