Crime alerts for Brentwood, El Sereno and 13 other L.A. neighborhoods

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Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 15 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. Brentwood (A) was the most unusual, recording three reports compared with a weekly average of 0.2 over the last three months.


El Sereno (H) topped the list of eight neighborhoods with property crime alerts. It recorded 16 property crimes compared with its weekly average of 8.2 over the last three months.

Alerts are based on an analysis of crime reports for Nov. 26 to Dec. 2, the most recent seven days for which data are available.

Ben Welsh, Thomas Suh Lauder

Violent crime up significantly

Neighborhood Average Reports
Brentwood 0.2 3
Sunland 0.8 4
Sawtelle 1.2 6
Cypress Park 0.9 3
North Hollywood 5.2 12
Granada Hills 1.5 6
Echo Park 1.9 4

Property crime up significantly

Neighborhood Average Reports
El Sereno 8.2 16
Boyle Heights 34.8 54
Adams-Normandie 5.6 11
Gramercy Park 6.8 13
West Los Angeles 7.6 12
Mount Washington 3.5 6
Los Feliz 14.5 24
Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw 29.3 38

What triggers a crime alert? Learn about the process in the FAQ for our crime database.