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Crime alerts for Historic South-Central, Harvard Park and 10 other L.A. neighborhoods

May 20, 2011 |  8:30 am

Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 12 L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times’ Crime L.A. database.

Five neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Historic South-Central (A) was the most unusual, recording 21 reports compared with a weekly average of 10.5 over the last three months.

Harvard Park (F) topped the list of eight neighborhoods with property crime alerts. It recorded 17 property crimes compared with its weekly average of 5.8 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 May 8–May 14, the most recent seven days for which data are available.

Ben Welsh, Thomas Suh Lauder