Property Crimes Increase in Highland Park

Crime data also shows a minor increase in violent crime between Nov. 2 and Nov. 8.

It was another busy week for property crimes in Highland Park, according to The Los Angeles Times, as 31 grand theft autos, thefts, thefts from vehicles and burglaries were reported in the neighborhood between Nov. 2 and Nov. 8.

According to the Times data mapping project, Highland Park has averaged 14.1 property crimes per-week over the last three months.

Among the crimes reported were ten grand theft autos, five thefts, thirteen thefts from vehicles and two burglaries.

The Times also reports that there was a minor uptick in violent crime between Nov. 2 and Nov. 8.

On Friday, Nov. 2 an aggravated assault was reported near the 6100 block of Poppy Peak Drive. On Nov. 5, police responded to the report of a robbery near the intersection of Marmion Way and Avenue 51. On Nov. 7, officers investigated the report of a rape on 200 E. Ave. 38 and an aggravated assault near 5900 York Boulevard. On Nov. 8, police were called to the corner of North Figueroa Street and Woodside Drive to take the report of a robbery.

Hank Hill November 12, 2012 at 09:04 PM
Things are getting worse and I expect more. Witnessed several acts of crime in the last few weeks, car break ins and graffiti. Called the police every single time and have yet to see a patrol car even cruise by after reporting the crimes let alone patrol at anytime. LAPD needs to step up its presence cause these little assholes are destroying the neighborhood and they're getting more brazen since they can get away scott free.
Roh November 13, 2012 at 04:26 PM
Things will just get worst and worst I am afraid for the children it is evident that the local gangs are slowly regaining their strength and influence enticing fear to our local residents as soon as I get the opportunity I am out I cannot stand here and watch things return as they were before innocent people dying in the cross fire I am out!
nonoise November 13, 2012 at 04:54 PM
Yep. Keep voting for those large tax increases without getting the stuff promised, like better education and more police. Yep, real smart. People never learn.
The MOG November 13, 2012 at 06:27 PM
That's right, nonoise. I know exactly what you mean. I don't think it's "getting worse", though. It's about par for the course. It (violent crime, gang activity) should slow down once the heavy rains and cold weather get here. Next summer, of course, may see a spike. In a lot of ways it's better for the young. There are more ways to divert teen agers from gang life style now, then ever before. I mean in terms of activities and outlets. In the past, the options were limited to academics, music, sports, the military even. Now, computers and the internet offer new possibilities. There is Hope now, where before, the light at the end of the tunnel wasn't so bright. The only thing I worry about is if the kids do beat the odds, manage to graduate from LAUSD, & accomplish successes in life, will they have the good sense to realize that, yes, they really did build that?
Roh November 13, 2012 at 06:39 PM
nonoise ** its a shame we voted for a prop that increased taxes!! am sure the money that will be channeled to our local schools will do NOTHING for our kids and the situation at hand, ....Other than our schools will have the funding for the academia,performing and visual arts that MAY and will deter young individuals from perusing the criminal life.


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