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Crime Alerts Issued For 8 L.A. Neighborhoods

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Despite ending the year with a low 1967-era murder rate, crime reports are up significantly in eight L.A. neighborhoods, according to the Crime L.A. database, reports the LA Times. The alerts were based on crime reports analysis from Dec. 22-Dec. 28, the most recent seven-day-span of available data.

A significant increase in violent crime was reported in four neighborhoods with South Park taking the lead. 16 incidents were reported in that time, compared to a typical weekly average over the past three months of 7.5.

An additional four neighborhoods recorded an increase In property crime. Northridge topped that crime list with 58 occurrences compared to its weekly average of 38.5 over the past three months.