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Violent Crime Alert Issued For Highland Park

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Following the last wave of crime alerts, and set against a low, 1967-era murder rate for Los Angeles, the Crime L.A. database has posted alerts for six neighborhoods based on data from Dec. 22-Dec. 28, the most recent seven-day-span of available information.

A significant increase in violent crime was reported in three neighborhoods with Highland Park having the most unusual spike. 7 incidents were reported in that time, compared to a typical weekly average over the past three months of 3.3. Other neighborhoods issued the same danger-warning are South Park and Historic South-Central.

An additional three neighborhoods recorded an increase In property crime with San Pedro topping that list with 62 occurrences compared to its weekly average of 42 over the past three months. Panorama City and Northridge round out the trifecta.