Crime alerts for West Hills, Bel-Air and 11 other L.A. neighborhoods


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Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 13 L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of Los Angeles Police Department data by the Los Angeles Times’ Crime L.A. database.

Seven neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. West Hills (A) was the most unusual, recording four reports compared with a weekly average of 0.6 over the last three months.


Bel-Air (H) topped the list of six neighborhoods with property crime alerts. It recorded five property crimes compared with its weekly average of 1.6 over the last three months.

Alerts are based on an analysis of crime reports for Jan. 5–11, the most recent seven days for which data are available.

Ben Welsh, Thomas Suh Lauder

Violent crime up significantly

Neighborhood Average Reports
West Hills 0.6 4
Hancock Park 0.7 5
Lincoln Heights 2.2 7
Chinatown 0.7 4
Hollywood 13.4 25
Woodland Hills 1.7 4
Reseda 3.2 6

Property crime up significantly

Neighborhood Average Reports
Bel-Air 1.6 5
Windsor Square 2.2 6
South Park 12.6 21
Cheviot Hills 3.7 9
Central-Alameda 17.0 26
Beverlywood 1.6 4

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