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Crime alert for Arleta and seven other L.A. neighborhoods

March 2, 2013 |  8:05 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.

Six neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Arleta (A) was the most unusual, recording three reports compared with a weekly average of 1.5 over the last three months.

Vermont Knolls (G) topped the list of two neighborhoods with property crime alerts. It recorded 17 property crimes compared with its weekly average of 12.8 over the last three months.

Alerts are based on an analysis of crime reports for Feb. 20–Feb. 26, the most recent seven days for which data are available.

Ben Welsh, Thomas Suh Lauder

Violent crime up significantly
Neighborhood Average Reports
 Arleta 1.5 3
 West Adams 2.8 7
 Downtown 16.5 26
 Historic South-Central 8.4 14
 Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw 4.6 10
 Eagle Rock 1.2 3
Property crime up significantly
Neighborhood Average Reports
 Vermont Knolls 12.8 17
 Harbor Gateway 19.2 33