Reported crimes have dipped recently in the Los Angeles Police Department's Rampart Division.
That's even true about the area west of Hoover Street and north of Beverly Boulevard, where we have been seeing a lot of auto thefts and a few robberies of late.
That trend plays out again in this week's first report, provided to us by the commanders at Rampart.
(It covers Sunday, Feb. 3 and is in the above media gallery.)
On Sunday, out of 8 crimes for which a report was filed, just 2 occurred in Rampart's northern half.
One involved a theft in a multi-unit apartment building at 3609 Bellevue Avenue, near Hoover Street in Silver Lake.
It happened at 6:30 p.m.
A 2012 Honda Accord was also stolen at 1255 Temple Street, just beyond Angeleno Heights at 8 p.m. off the street.
Meantime, 5 crimes were reported in the southern section of the Rampart Division in the first 24 hours of the week.
These included two arrests, one at James Wood Boulevard and Westlake, involving an alleged member of the Crazy Riders gang for a possible robbery.
The other arrest was made at 531 South Coronado Street, after aggravated asssault at a multi-unit dwelling involving a broken bottle.
Rampart extends as far south in certain areas and as far east as downtown.
Rampart commanders have set a goal of 17 total incidents per week for their division.