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

May 15, 2012 |  1:49 pm

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

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

Cheviot Hills (H) topped the list of two 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 6 to May 12, the most recent seven days for which data are available.

Ben Welsh, Thomas Suh Lauder

Violent crime up significantly
Neighborhood Average Reports
 Sun Valley 3.8 9
 Lake Balboa 0.9 3
 Venice 3.1 5
 Westwood 1.1 3
 Westlake 17.2 24
 Harvard Heights 2.5 6
 Broadway-Manchester 7.2 12
Property crime up significantly
Neighborhood Average Reports
 Cheviot Hills 3.4 7
 Vermont Knolls 13.2 20