In Summer, Burglaries Fall in Most (Not All) of LA

Burglaries in the City of Los Angeles fell by 19% in June to 1138 reports, compared with 1351 in May. This is also 12% less than the 1,308 in June 2017.

But not all neighborhoods experienced the change in the same way.

Downtown topped the chart again with 36 burglaries in June, a 5% decrease from last month’s count of 38.

Adams Normandie tied for the sharpest percentage increase, rising 125% from May to 9 burglaries in June.

Vermont Slauson also rose to 9 burglaries in June, a 125% increase from May.

Lake View Terrace had the steepest drop, with an 90% decrease, to only 1 burglary in June.

Here are the neighborhoods where burglary rose the fastest in June.
(May to June):

 

Rank Zone Crimes Percentage Change
1. Adams Normandie 4 —> 9 125%
2. Vermont Slauson 4 —> 9 125%
3. Harbor City 5 —> 10 100%
4. Mount Washington 1 —> 2 100%
5. Playa Del Rey 3 —> 6 100%
6. Sylmar 8 —> 16 100%

Here are the neighborhoods where burglary dropped the most (May to June):

 

Rank Zone Crimes Percentage Change
1. Lake View Terrace 10 —> 1 -90%
2. Mission Hills 6 —> 1 -83%
3. Cheviot Hills 14 —> 3 -79%
4. Baldwin Hills Crenshaw 18 —> 4 -79%
5. Rancho Park 12 —> 3 -75%

Other neighborhoods also saw some noteworthy increases:

 

Zone Crimes Percentage Change
Granada Hills 13 —> 23 77%
Boyle Heights 12 —> 21 75%
Eagle Rock 12 —> 21 75%
Westlake 19 —> 30 58%
Van Nuys 26 —> 35 35%

Decreases as well.

 

Zone Crimes Percentage Change
Koreatown 39 —> 21 -46%
Mid Wilshire 24 —> 12 -50%
Valley Village 14 —> 4 -71%

We collect and sort the data produced by the Los Angeles Police Department. For burglary (breaking into a home or office), we count both actual and attempted incidents. We use neighborhood boundaries established by The Los Angeles Times.  Find more details about our data here.

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