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Crime alerts for Lake Balboa, Chesterfield Square and 15 other L.A. neighborhoods

July 7, 2011 |  7:40 am

Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 17 L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times’ Crime L.A. database.

Nine neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Lake Balboa (A) was the most unusual, recording four reports compared with a weekly average of 1.1 over the last three months.

Chesterfield Square (J) topped the list of eight neighborhoods with property crime alerts. It recorded 17 property crimes compared with its weekly average of 8.3 over the last three months.

Alerts are based on an analysis of crime reports for June 25–July 1, the most recent seven days for which data are available.

-- Ben Welsh, Thomas Suh Lauder