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

May 14, 2012 |  8:21 am

Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 10 L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of Los Angeles Police Department data by the Los Angeles Times’ Crime L.A. database.

Six neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Sun Valley (A) was the most unusual, recording 10 reports compared with a weekly average of 3.8 over the last three months.

Cheviot Hills (G) topped the list of four neighborhoods with property crime alerts. It recorded seven property crimes compared with its weekly average of 3.4 over the last three months.

Alerts are based on an analysis of crime reports for May 4–May 10, the most recent seven days for which data are available.

-- Ben Welsh, Thomas Suh Lauder

Violent crime up significantly
 Sun Valley 3.8 10
 Lake Balboa 0.9 3
 Adams-Normandie 1.9 5
 Westlake 17.2 27
 Venice 3.1 5
 Historic South-Central 9.5 17
Property crime up significantly
 Cheviot Hills 3.4 7
 Downtown 71.2 91
 Shadow Hills 3.5 6
 Chinatown 3.4 6