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Crime alerts for Florence, Watts and seven other L.A. neighborhoods

February 5, 2013 |  6:48 am

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.

Four neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Florence (A) was the most unusual, recording 19 reports compared with a weekly average of 11 over the last three months.

Watts (E) topped the list of five neighborhoods with property crime alerts. It recorded 39 property crimes compared with its weekly average of 20 over the last three months.

Alerts are based on an analysis of crime reports for Jan. 26–Feb. 1, the most recent seven days for which data are available.

-- Ben Welsh, Thomas Suh Lauder

Violent crime up significantly
Neighborhood Average Reports
 Florence 11.0 19
 Westlake 15.7 27
 North Hollywood 5.8 14
 Adams-Normandie 2.5 7
Property crime up significantly
Neighborhood Average Reports
 Watts 20.0 39
 Studio City 25.3 41
 Green Meadows 19.5 31
 Exposition Park 14.8 21
 University Park 14.7 22