Crime alerts for University Park and eight other L.A. neighborhoods


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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.

Eight neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. University Park (A) was the most unusual, recording six reports compared with a weekly average of 1.5 over the last three months.


Lake View Terrace (I) was the lone neighborhood with a property-crime alert. It recorded six property crimes compared with its weekly average of 2.8 over the last three months.

Alerts are based on an analysis of crime reports for March 3–March 9, the most recent seven days for which data are available.

Ben Welsh, Thomas Suh Lauder

Violent crime up significantly

Neighborhood Average Reports
University Park 1.5 6
Sherman Oaks 1.2 4
West Hills 0.6 3
Exposition Park 6.1 12
Canoga Park 2.7 5
El Sereno 1.9 5
Watts 9.2 18
Highland Park 3.4 8

Property crime up significantly

Neighborhood Average Reports
Lake View Terrace 2.8 6

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