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Crime reports up significantly in 18 Los Angeles neighborhoods

October 3, 2011 |  8:09 am

Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 18 L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times’ Crime L.A. database.

Eleven neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Sunland (A) was the most unusual, recording three reports compared with a weekly average of 0.5 over the last three months.

Vermont Knolls (L) topped the list of eight neighborhoods with property crime alerts. It recorded 22 property crimes compared with its weekly average of 12.3 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 Sept. 24–Sept. 30, the most recent seven days for which data are available.

Ben Welsh, Thomas Suh Lauder