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Crime alerts for Hancock Park and eight other L.A. neighborhoods

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.

Five neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Hancock Park (A) was the most unusual, recording four reports compared with a weekly average of 0.6 over the last three months.

Historic South-Central (F) topped the list of five neighborhoods with property crime alerts. It recorded 28 property crimes compared with its weekly average of 19.5 over the last three months.

One neighborhood triggered alerts for both violent and property crime.

Alerts are based on an analysis of crime reports for Sept. 13–Sept. 19, the most recent seven days for which data are available.

-- Ben Welsh, Thomas Suh Lauder

Violent crime up significantly
Neighborhood Average Reports
 Hancock Park 0.6 4
 Chesterfield Square 1.9 5
 Northridge 3.6 9
 Mission Hills 1.3 4
 Harvard Park 4.2 7
Property crime up significantly
Neighborhood Average Reports
 Historic South-Central 19.5 28
 Lake Balboa 10.5 16
 Elysian Park 2.3 4
 Mar Vista 10.6 15
 Chesterfield Square 6.9 11
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