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Crime alerts for Palms and eight other L.A. neighborhoods

August 19, 2012 | 10:51 am

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

Six neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Palms (A) was the most unusual, recording five reports compared with a weekly average of 1.4 over the last three months.

Palms also topped the list of five neighborhoods with property crime alerts. It recorded 20 property crimes compared with its weekly average of 13.0 over the last three months.

Along with Palms, Koreatown (B) triggered alerts for both violent and property crime.

Alerts are based on an analysis of crime reports for Aug. 9–Aug. 15, the most recent seven days for which data are available.

-- Ben Welsh, Thomas Suh Lauder

Violent crime up significantly
Neighborhood Average Reports
 Palms 1.4 5
 Koreatown 10.5 19
 North Hills 2.8 6
 Woodland Hills 1.5 4
 Central-Alameda 7.0 12
 Vermont-Slauson 9.1 16
Property crime up significantly
Neighborhood Average Reports
 Palms 13.0 20
 Playa Vista 3.6 7
 Bel-Air 1.2 4
 Koreatown 38.4 56
 Elysian Park 2.1 4