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Crime alerts for Sawtelle, Valley Village and nine other L.A. neighborhoods

March 19, 2013 |  7:28 am

Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 11 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. Sawtelle (A) was the most unusual, recording six reports compared with a weekly average of 1.3 over the last three months.

Valley Village (I) topped the list of three neighborhoods with property crime alerts. It recorded 24 property crimes compared with its weekly average of 11.5 over the last three months.

Alerts are based on an analysis of crime reports for March 9 to March 15, the most recent seven days for which data are available.

Ben Welsh, Thomas Suh Lauder

Violent crime up significantly
Neighborhood Average Reports
 Sawtelle 1.3 6
 Vermont Square 9.7 22
 Del Rey 0.8 3
 West Hills 0.7 3
 West Adams 3.0 7
 Sylmar 3.0 6
 Exposition Park 5.8 9
 University Park 1.5 3
Property crime up significantly
Neighborhood Average Reports
 Valley Village 11.5 24
 Vermont Knolls 13.1 20
 Fairfax 13.2 19