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Crime alerts for Canoga Park and 12 other L.A. neighborhoods

March 8, 2013 | 10:27 am

Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 13 L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times' Crime L.A. database.

Eight neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Canoga Park (A) was the most unusual, recording six reports compared with a weekly average of 2.6 over the last three months.

South Park (I) topped the list of five neighborhoods with property crime alerts. It recorded 19 property crimes compared with its weekly average of 12.2 over the last three months.

Alerts are based on an analysis of crime reports for Feb. 27–March 5, the most recent seven days for which data are available.

-- Ben Welsh, Thomas Suh Lauder

Violent crime up significantly
Neighborhood Average Reports
 Canoga Park 2.6 6
 Silver Lake 0.8 3
 Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw 5.3 15
 Watts 9.2 19
 Boyle Heights 7.3 13
 Arlington Heights 1.9 4
 Sylmar 2.8 5
 Green Meadows 8.6 14
Property crime up significantly
Neighborhood Average Reports
 South Park 12.2 19
 Beverly Crest 2.4 7
 Mid-City 20.6 29
 University Park 15.8 30
 Montecito Heights 5.5 10
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