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Crime alerts for Canoga 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.

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

South Park (I) was the lone neighborhood with a property-crime alert. It recorded 17 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 March 2–March 8, 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 7
 University Park 1.5 5
 Silver Lake 0.8 3
 Sherman Oaks 1.2 3
 Winnetka 2.3 5
 Watts 9.2 18
 Exposition Park 6.1 10
 Arlington Heights 1.9 4
Property crime up significantly
Neighborhood Average Reports
 South Park 12.2 17
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