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Crime Took a Holiday on 9/11

With the end of summer and the beginning of school, the crime rate in Chatsworth has dropped off, police data shows.

During the 39 days from Aug. 16 through Sept. 24, there were 66 reported crimes in the Chatsworth area, according to the LAPD's Crime Mapping website, which aggregates daily crime reports directly from the Police Department. 

Chatsworth experienced a dramatic rise in crime during the summer, including a major spike in violent crime and murder, which have historically been low in the area. However, with the end of summer and the beginning of school, the crime rate has dropped off to a more typical level.

During this reporting period Chatsworth experienced an average of 1.6 crimes a day, down from an average of two or more crimes a day during the summer months. Four were violent crimes.

The 66 crimes were comprised of 23 thefts from vehicles, 19 thefts, 16 burglaries, four grand theft autos, three aggravated assaults and one robbery.

It appears as though even the criminal element in Chatsworth showed some reverence for the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. There were no crimes reported in Chatsworth from Sept. 9 through Sept. 13.

Below is a list of the reported crimes. For maps, visit the Crime Mapping website.

Saturday, Sept. 24

Theft from a vehicle

  • 22100 block of Romar Street, 9:30 p.m.

 Theft

  • 10500 block of Deering Avenue, 4 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 23

Theft from a vehicle

  • 9000 block of Owensmouth Avenue, 7:30 p.m.

Grand theft auto

  • 10000 block of De Soto Avenue, 6 p.m.

Burglary

  • 21000 block of Lassen Street, 3 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 22

Theft

  • 19800 block of Nordhoff Place, 3:30 p.m.

Burglary

  • 10000 block of Mason Avenue, 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 21

Theft from a vehicle

  • 10200 block of Vassar Avenue, 9 p.m.
  • 22300 block of Kinzie Street, 9 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 20

Theft from a vehicle

  • 20300 block of Prairie Street, 10:50 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 19

Robbery

  • Chatsworth and Melvin, 10:45 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 18

Grand theft auto

  • Owensmouth Avenue and South Septo Street, 11:23 a.m.

Burglary

  • 21900 block of Lassen Street, 1:05 a.m.

Saturday, Sept. 17

Theft from a vehicle

  • Nordhoff Street and De Soto Avenue, 7:20 a.m.
  • 21600 block of Devonshire Street, 2 a.m.

Friday, Sept. 16

Theft

  • 9500 block of Cozycroft Avenue, 5 p.m.
  • 20300 block of Corisco Street, 4:30 p.m.

Theft from a vehicle

  • 20100 block of Devonshire Street, 12:40 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 15

Burglary

  • 19700 block of Nordhoff Place, 11 p.m.

Theft

  • 9100 block of De Soto Avenue, 10 p.m.
  • 21400 block of Devonshire Street, 3:40 p.m.

Aggravated assault

  • Nordhoff Street and Topanga Canyon Boulevard, 12:20 a.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 14

Theft from a vehicle

  • 9200 block of Oakdale Avenue, 5 p.m.

Burglary

  • 22000 block of Devonshire Street, 4:20 p.m.
  • 19500 block of Los Alimos Street, 1 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 9

Theft from a vehicle

  • 19800 block of Marilla Street, 9:30 p.m.
  • 9200 block of Winnetka Avenue, 9 p.m.
  • 19700 block of Nordhoff Place, 7:20 p.m.
  • 10000 block of Glade Avenue, 3 a.m.

Theft

  • 10000 block of Lurline Avenue, 3 p.m.

Burglary

  • 9900 block of Lurline Avenue, noon

Thursday, Sept. 8

Theft from a vehicle

  • 9500 block of Hanna Avenue, 7:30 p.m.
  • 21000 block of Superior Street, 7 p.m.
  • 10400 block of Nevada Avenue, 5:30 a.m.

Burglary

  • 9900 block of Topanga Canyon Boulevard, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 6

Burglary

  • 10700 block of Fullbright Avenue, 8:30 a.m.

Theft

  • 9000 block of Fullbright Avenue, 4:30 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 5

Aggravated assault

  • 9400 block of Hanna Avenue, 5 a.m.

Burglary

  • 9400 block of Hanna Avenue, 4 a.m.

Sunday, Sept. 4

Theft

  • 20800 block of Devonshire Street, 6 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 3

Theft

  • 10200 block of Mason Avenue, 3:32 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 2

Burglary

  • 20100 block of Nordhoff Street, 11 p.m.

Theft

  • 9500 block of Rudnick Avenue, 1 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 1

Burglary

  • 21900 block of Lassen Street, 5:50 a.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 31

Theft

  • 9100 block of Deering Avenue, 6 p.m.

Theft from a vehicle

  • 22300 block of Chatsworth Street, 11:20 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 30

Grand theft auto

  • 20800 block of Lassen Street, 10:15 p.m.

Aggravated assault

  • De Soto Avenue and Lassen Street, 1:30 p.m.

Theft

  • 9700 block of Nevada Avenue, 9 a.m.

Monday, Aug. 29

Grand theft auto

  • 9000 block of Owensmouth Avenue, 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 28

Burglary

  • 10100 block of Mason Avenue, 8:30 p.m.

Theft from a vehicle

  • 9200 block of Winnetka Avenue, 2 p.m.
  • 20300 block of Prairie Street, 2 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 25

Theft from a vehicle

  • 10400 block of Eton Avenue 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 24

Burglary

  • 9800 block of Quakertown Avenue, 7 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 23

Theft

  • 10300 block of Mason Avenue, 4:30 p.m.

Burglary

  • 19700 block of Merridy Street, noon

Monday, Aug. 22

Theft

  • 9300 block of Mason Avenue, 12:20 a.m.

Saturday, Aug. 20

Theft

  • 21600 block of Marilla Street, 10 a.m.

Friday, Aug. 19

Theft

  • 9100 block of Eton Avenue, 6 p.m.
  • 20700 block of Devonshire Street, 9 a.m.

Thursday, Aug. 18

Theft from a vehicle

  • 19600 block of Los Alimos Street, 7 p.m.

Theft

  • 9900 block of Topanga Canyon Boulevard, 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 17

Theft from a vehicle

  • 9100 block of De Soto Avenue, 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 16

Burglary

  • 9400 block of Owensmouth Avenue, 8:45 p.m.

Theft from a vehicle

  • 21500 block of Devonshire Street, 7 p.m.

Neighborhood Watch

Chatsworth Neighborhood Watch will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 27, at St. John Eudes Church, 9901 Mason Ave.; and at 7 p.m. Nov. 3, at the Devonshire Division district meeting at Shepherd of the Hills Church, 19700 Rinaldi St., Porter Ranch.

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