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Crime alerts for Westwood and 7 other L.A. neighborhoods

November 21, 2012 |  6:53 am

Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in eight 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. Westwood (A) was the most unusual, recording four reports compared with a weekly average of 0.5 over the last three months.

Manchester Square (F) topped the list of three neighborhoods with property crime alerts. It recorded 13 property crimes compared with its weekly average of 6.7 over the last three months.

Alerts are based on an analysis of crime reports for Nov. 11–Nov. 17, the most recent seven days for which data are available.

-- Ben Welsh, Thomas Suh Lauder

Violent crime up significantly
Neighborhood Average Reports
 Westwood 0.5 4
 Vermont-Slauson 10.8 21
 Rancho Park 0.2 3
 Palms 1.3 4
 Hyde Park 7.2 12
Property crime up significantly
Neighborhood Average Reports
 Manchester Square 6.7 13
 Larchmont 4.4 8
 Valley Village 14.6 23
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