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Crime alerts for Chinatown and 11 other L.A. neighborhoods

June 27, 2012 |  9:57 am

See a correction attached to the end of this story.

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.

Chinatown (H) topped the list of six neighborhoods with property crime alerts. It recorded nine property crimes, compared with its weekly average of 2.9 over the last three months.

Alerts are based on an analysis of crime reports for June 16–June 22, the most recent seven days for which data are available.

Correction: This post incorrectly reported an increase in violent crime for the neighborhood of Playa Vista. The error was caused by a mistake in the system The Times uses to maps crime reports provided by the LAPD that placed a series of violent crimes reported in the 5700 block of West Centinela Avenue to the west of the 405 freeway. The error has been corrected and the crimes now appear in their proper location, near the border of Westchester and Ladera Heights.

Ben Welsh, Thomas Suh Lauder

Violent crime up significantly
Neighborhood Average Reports
 Playa Vista 0.2 4
 Hollywood 12.5 33
 Northridge 2.2 6
 Sherman Oaks 2.1 5
 Valley Village 0.8 3
 Venice 4.0 7
 Vermont Knolls 7.4 13
Property crime up significantly
Neighborhood Average Reports
 Chinatown 2.9 9
 Hollywood Hills West 7.4 13
 Vermont-Slauson 17.4 25
 Glassell Park 6.5 10
 Florence 23.6 33
 Lake View Terrace 3.2 7