This question was posted a few months ago, but I thought it was an important one to answer for others asking about crime in specific areas.
For your specific question, Canoga Avenue runs through several cities, including Woodland Hills, West Hills, Canoga Park, and Chatworth. So crime statistics can vary greatly, not only from city to city while traveling along Canoga Avenue, but also within the neighborhoods of each city, and finally crime statistics vary even along specific streets within those neighborhoods.
I advise my real estate clients to go to the LAPD website, specifically to this page: http://www.lapdonline.org/crime_mapping_and_compstat
This is a great mapping tool to research crime by type and frequency in the area you're thinking of moving to. Help this helps!... more