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Crime alerts for Vermont-Slauson, Lake Balboa and 15 other L.A. neighborhoods

November 7, 2011 |  8:20 am

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

Nine neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Vermont-Slauson (A) was the most unusual, recording 16 reports compared with a weekly average of 8.5 over the last three months.

Lake Balboa (J) topped the list of nine neighborhoods with property crime alerts. It recorded 25 property crimes compared with its weekly average of 10.7 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 Oct. 27–Nov. 2, the most recent seven days for which data are available.

Ben Welsh, Thomas Suh Lauder