Blog: Crimes in Eagle Rock—Mostly During Lunch on Fridays

To conduct crime analysis for your neck of the woods in Eagle Rock, head over to CrimeMapping.com and explore.

If you were to ask your neighbors which aspects of living in Eagle Rock they value most, among the top five answers will undoubtedly be about how safe Eagle Rock is compared to other parts of Los Angeles (along with being family friendly, having great schools, great restaurants and local businesses, the arts etc.). Recently, I wanted to learn more about the crimes that are happening in and around Eagle Rock zip code of 90041.

To conduct the analysis, I used an online crime mapping tool from CrimeMapping.com. The website allows you to map crimes in and around a zip code for the past six months. For my search, I wanted to see all crimes that occurred within 1 mile radius of 90041 for the past six months (April 14 - October 11, 2012).  

The search returned 85 crimes. (The results.) To my surprise, almost all of the crimes were related to some form of theft (18 cars, 8 bikes, properties etc.) with only 2 counts for assault. 

While the crimes were distributed throughout the zip code, a good concentration of them occurs along Eagle Rock Boulevard and near the corner of Colorado and Eagle Rock (not shown).

Fridays had the highest number of crimes (17) compared to the rest of the week (with an average of 7 crimes per day.)

While this information is useful, CrimeMapping.com does not provide a summary about when crimes occur each day. So with the help of Excel, I was able to chart the time of the crimes (rounded to the nearest hour) and found the results to be quite fascinating. Crimes near me appear to occur most around lunch (1 p.m.), dinner (7 p.m.), and bedtime (10 p.m.)—not so much during the early hours between midnight and 8 a.m. There appears to be a lull at 4 p.m. during the day.

(Please note that CrimeMapping.com periodically update their database with events that occur in the past, so the crime count may fluctuate depending on when you download the data.)

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Jinx October 14, 2012 at 12:48 AM
easier to go on the lam for a weekend?
MissGuinness October 15, 2012 at 11:28 PM
This is excellent research, Tran. Let's hope more of the fearful ERockers read this and see what Tim Ryder has been telling them all along. No MMD related crime. Thanks, again. It was great meeting you. :)
Suzanne October 16, 2012 at 03:31 PM
Does the data reflect when the crimes are believed to have occurred, or when they are reported?
Duy Tran October 17, 2012 at 09:37 PM
Unfortunately, the data doesn't actually tell us much about the details of each crime only the general category of each. MMD related crimes may or may not be included in the statistics...the crimes that are included in crimemapping is actualy only a subset all crimes that are happening in Eagle Rock (only about 16 of the possible 30 crimes categories as defined by the FBI and compiled by the Sheriff.) With that said... I am still pretty lucky to be living in Eagle Rock where the above crime categories are relatively low. To do a more thorough analysis - we would have to look at data for both 'Part I' and 'Part II' crime categories which include: 1. CRIMINAL HOMICIDE 2. FORCIBLE RAPE 3. ROBBERY 4. AGGRAVATED ASSAULT 5. BURGLARY 6. LARCENY THEFT 7. GRAND THEFT AUTO 8. ARSON 9. FORGERY 10. FRAUD AND NSF CHECKS 11. SEX OFFENSES FELONIES 12. SEX OFFENSES MISDEMEANORS 13. NON-AGGRAVATED ASSAULTS 14. WEAPON LAWS 15. OFFENSES AGAINST FAMILY 16. NARCOTICS 17. LIQUOR LAWS 18. DRUNK / ALCOHOL / DRUGS 19. DISORDERLY CONDUCT 20. VAGRANCY 21. GAMBLING 22. DRUNK DRIVING VEHICLE / BOAT 23. VEHICLE / BOATING LAWS 24. VANDALISM 25. WARRANTS 26. RECEIVING STOLEN PROPERTY 27. FEDERAL OFFENSES W/O MONEY 28. FEDERAL OFFENSES WITH MONEY 29. FELONIES MISCELLANEOUS 30. MISDEMEANORS MISCELLANEOUS
Duy Tran October 17, 2012 at 09:38 PM
Hi Suzanne. I believe it reflect the estimated time that the crimes were committed.


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