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Crime alerts for West Hills, Westwood and 10 other L.A. neighborhoods

September 10, 2012 |  6:58 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.

Eight neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. West Hills (A) was the most unusual, recording four reports compared with a weekly average of 0.3 over the last three months.

Westwood (I) topped the list of four neighborhoods with property crime alerts. It recorded 19 property crimes compared with its weekly average of 10.5 over the last three months.

Alerts are based on an analysis of crime reports for Aug. 31–Sept. 6, the most recent seven days for which data are available.

-- Ben Welsh, Thomas Suh Lauder

Violent crime up significantly
Neighborhood Average Reports
 West Hills 0.3 4
 Fairfax 1.5 6
 Valley Glen 3.2 10
 Lincoln Heights 2.7 9
 Exposition Park 7.1 14
 Woodland Hills 1.5 4
 Pico-Union 4.7 9
 Green Meadows 9.6 14
Property crime up significantly
Neighborhood Average Reports
 Westwood 10.5 19
 Glassell Park 7.3 12
 Sawtelle 16.3 25
 Lake Balboa 9.9 14