Property crime in Eagle Rock was roughly average for the neighborhood during the week leading to Christmas eve, although the week’s rate of 6.1 crimes per 10,000 residents was higher than in neighboring Highland Park, Glassell Park and Mount Washington, according to the latest figures from the Los Angeles Times’ Crime L.A. database.
The database recorded 20 property crimes in Eagle Rock during the period Dec. 17 through Dec. 23, including a number of shoplifting incidents that we don’t include in our own weekly crime blotter because of the misdemeanor’s relatively minor nature compared with burglaries and auto theft.
Over the past three months, Eagle Rock averaged 12.3 property crimes per week—but only 1.2 violent crimes on a weekly basis, according to the Times database. Comparatively over the same period, Highland Park averaged 4.8 violent crimes and 13.5 property crimes, while Glassell Park recorded 1.3 violent crimes and 6.2 property crimes.
Although Mount Washington averaged 0.6 violent crimes and 2 property crimes per week over the past three months, the area recorded eight property crimes from Dec. 16-22, topping a list of six neighborhoods where a sudden spurt in crimes triggered the database’s so-called property “crime alerts.” The list included Toluca Lake, East Hollywood and Brentwood.
in Mount Washington during the run up to Christmas.