The LAPD has reported that crime declined city wide in 2018, with violent crime also dropping for the first time in five years. But breaking down those figures on a neighborhood basis reveals that changes in the crime rate can vary dramatically based on where you live, according to an analysis by researchers at USC.
For example, the crime rate in Silver Lake rose by more than 8% from 2017 to 2018. Meanwhile, the rate dropped more than 11% in El Sereno, according to Crosstown, a joint project by several departments at USC.
The study — which looked at all reported crimes, from violent assaults to burglaries — also ranked 114 L.A. neighborhoods by crime rate. (This does not include East Los Angeles, which is patrolled by the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department).
Based on those rankings of 114 neighborhoods, the area that includes Dodger Stadium, Elysian Park and Solano Canyon had the fifth highest crime rate in the city last year and highest on the Eastside. In contrast, Mount Washington was ranked at 109 terms of crime rate, the lowest on the Eastside.
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