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Crime alerts for Van Nuys, Rancho Park and 14 other L.A. neighborhoods

June 29, 2011 |  7:17 am

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

10 neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Van Nuys (A) was the most unusual, recording 19 reports compared with a weekly average of 8.8 over the last three months.

Rancho Park (K) topped the list of seven neighborhoods with property crime alerts. It recorded 11 property crimes compared with its weekly average of 5.3 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 June 17–June 23, the most recent seven days for which data are available.

Ben Welsh, Thomas Suh Lauder