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Crime alerts for Hollywood Hills West and 13 other neighborhoods

August 18, 2012 |  9:20 am

Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 14 L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times’ Crime L.A. database.

Eleven neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Hollywood Hills West (A) was the most unusual, recording three reports compared with a weekly average of 0.6 over the last three months.

Playa Vista (L) topped the list of four neighborhoods with property crime alerts. It recorded nine property crimes compared with its weekly average of 3.6 over the last three months.

One neighborhood, Palms, triggered alerts for both violent and property crime.

Alerts are based on an analysis of crime reports for Aug. 7–13, the most recent seven days for which data are available.

Ben Welsh, Thomas Suh Lauder

Violent crime up significantly
Neighborhood Average Reports
 Hollywood Hills West 0.6 3
 North Hills 2.8 6
 Woodland Hills 1.5 4
 Panorama City 6.8 14
 Koreatown 10.5 15
 Gramercy Park 4.5 10
 Palms 1.4 3
 Sun Valley 5.4 11
 Vermont Square 14.0 25
 Vermont-Slauson 9.1 16
 El Sereno 2.4 5
Property crime up significantly
Neighborhood Average Reports
 Playa Vista 3.6 9
 Sunland 4.6 10
 Palms 12.9 18
 Elysian Park 2.1 4