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Crime alerts for Palms, Sherman Oaks, 14 other L.A. neighborhoods

April 19, 2012 |  9:47 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.

Ten neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Palms (A) was the most unusual, recording five reports compared with a weekly average of 1.5 over the last three months.

Sherman Oaks (K) topped the list of six neighborhoods with property crime alerts. It recorded 50 property crimes compared with its weekly average of 33.4 over the last three months.

Alerts are based on an analysis of crime reports for April 10–April 16, the most recent seven days for which data are available.

Ben Welsh, Thomas Suh Lauder

Violent crime up significantly
Neighborhood Average Reports
 Palms 1.5 5
 Harbor Gateway 1.9 5
 Sun Valley 3.4 9
 Historic South-Central 9.3 18
 Woodland Hills 2.3 5
 Harvard Heights 2.5 6
 Vermont-Slauson 8.2 14
 Sylmar 3.3 7
 Reseda 3.9 7
 Eagle Rock 1.4 6
Property crime up significantly
Neighborhood Average Reports
 Sherman Oaks 33.4 50
 Elysian Park 1.5 6
 Bel-Air 1.5 4
 Wilmington 21.4 39
 Adams-Normandie 4.5 8
 Canoga Park 32.0 46
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