Property Crime Spikes in Highland Park

Thefts from vehicles are among the most frequently reported crimes.

Property crimes spiked significantly in Highland Park last week, according to the Los Angeles Times crime map.

Between Tuesday, Oct. 23 and Monday, Oct. 29, 30 property crimes were reported in the neighborhood, which is more than twice the weekly average.

The Times reports that, of the reported crimes, 13 were thefts from vehicles, five were burglaries, four were thefts and nine were grand-theft-autos.

Increased property crime has been a problem for communities in LAPD's Northeast Division throughout 2012.

In June, Captain William Murphy reported that property crimes were up by 2.5-percent in 2012 compared to 2011, when Northeast was one of the city's leading divisions in crime reduction.

carol van beek November 03, 2012 at 04:02 AM
Nine stolen cars in 6 days. How bad does it have to get before they do a "bait car"? I've been wondering this for quite awhile. Does anyone know? Would community pressure help to get it underway?
Hank Hill November 03, 2012 at 04:26 AM
Many car break ins and new graffiti in Mount Angelus over the last week. Haven't seen any police presence yet. They need to start sending patrol cars over ASAP!
ChickenBoyFan November 03, 2012 at 11:37 PM
If no one calls, they won't come


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