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Crime alerts for Lake Balboa and 11 other L.A. neighborhoods

June 12, 2012 | 10:03 am

Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 12 L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times’ Crime L.A. database.

Six neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Lake Balboa (A) was the most unusual, recording four reports compared with a weekly average of 0.8 over the last three months.

Pacific Palisades (G) topped the list of six neighborhoods with property crime alerts. It recorded 14 property crimes compared with its weekly average of 5.8 over the last three months.

Alerts are based on an analysis of crime reports for June 2–June 8, the most recent seven days for which data are available.

Ben Welsh, Thomas Suh Lauder

Violent crime up significantly
Neighborhood Average Reports
 Lake Balboa 0.8 4
 Sunland 0.5 4
 Chinatown 0.8 3
 Reseda 2.8 5
 Downtown 21.5 31
 Koreatown 10.2 13
Property crime up significantly
Neighborhood Average Reports
 Pacific Palisades 5.8 14
 Carthay 2.5 5
 Central-Alameda 16.8 33
 Playa del Rey 3.5 7
 Winnetka 18.0 24
 Harvard Park 7.2 11