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Crime alerts for Sun Valley, Playa Vista and nine other L.A. neighborhoods

May 9, 2012 |  7:29 am

Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 11 L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times’ Crime L.A. database.

Eight neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Sun Valley (A) was the most unusual, recording 10 reports, compared with a weekly average of 3.5 over the last three months.

Playa Vista (I) topped the list of three neighborhoods with property crime alerts. It recorded 10 property crimes, compared with its weekly average of 4.0 over the last three months.

Alerts are based on an analysis of crime reports for April 29–May 5, the most recent seven days for which data are available.

Ben Welsh, Thomas Suh Lauder

Violent crime up significantly
Neighborhood Average Reports
 Sun Valley 3.5 10
 Leimert Park 1.5 5
 Adams-Normandie 2.1 6
 Jefferson Park 2.4 6
 Tujunga 0.8 4
 Exposition Park 5.5 10
 South Park 5.8 11
 Boyle Heights 7.7 16
Property crime up significantly
Neighborhood Average Reports
 Playa Vista 4.0 10
 West Adams 7.2 13
 Harbor City 9.9 18