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Crime alerts for West Hills, Chinatown and 14 other L.A. neighborhoods

January 29, 2011 |  8:40 am

Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 16 L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of Los Angeles Police Department data by the Los Angeles Times’ Crime L.A. database.

Seven neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. West Hills (A) was the most unusual, recording five reports compared with a weekly average of 0.9 over the last three months.

Chinatown (H) topped the list of 10 neighborhoods with property crime alerts. It recorded nine property crimes compared with its weekly average of 3.9 over the last three months.

One neighborhood triggered alerts for both violent and property crime.

Alerts are based on an analysis of crime reports for Jan. 17 to Jan. 23, the most recent seven days for which data are available.

-- Ben Welsh, Thomas Suh Lauder