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Child Abuse Report

August 25, 1988|Clipboard researched by Susan Greene and Dallas Jamison / Los Angeles Times. Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times

Jan.-July Jan.-July 1988 1987 % Change TOTAL CASES 10,715 9,256 +16 TYPE OF ABUSE Physical 4,381 3,895 +12 Sexual 2,332 2,168 +8 Emotional 552 335 +65 Neglect 2,996 2,519 +19 Unknown 454 339 +34 GENDER Male 4,693 4,035 +16 Female 5,836 5,034 +16 Unknown 186 187 -1 AGE Less than 1 year 647 602 +7 1-3 years 1,857 1,427 +30 4-7 years 2,616 2,256 +16 8-12 years 2,699 2,215 +22 13-18 years 2,695 2,514 +7 Unknown 201 242 -17 RACE/ETHNICITY Caucasian 6,663 5,058 +32 Non-white Latino 2,412 1,881 +28 Black 397 384 +3 Asian 218 258 -16 Indochinese 157 186 -16 Unknown 868 1,489 -41

Note: "Unknown" indicates category was not known when report was made.

CHILD ABUSE REPORTS, 1986-PRESENT

July 1988: 1,355 JULY INCIDENTS

Total Rate per City Incidents Thousand Anaheim 219 .90 Brea 15 .45 Buena Park 44 .67 Costa Mesa 55 .61 Cypress 16 .37 Fountain Valley 17 .31 Fullerton 60 .54 Garden Grove 74 .55 Huntington Beach 86 .46 Irvine 32 .34 Laguna Beach 6 .32 La Habra 34 .70 La Palma 2 .12 Los Alamitos 7 .58 Newport Beach 10 .15 Orange 87 .84 Placentia 10 .26 San Clemente 18 .51 San Juan Capistrano 6 .25 Santa Ana 215 .94 Seal Beach 2 .07 Stanton 15 .53 Tustin 33 .77 Villa Park 1 .14 Westminster 54 .73 Yorba Linda 17 .40 All Other Areas 86 .26 TOTAL 1,221 .55 Out-of-County 78 Unknown 56 GRAND TOTAL 1,355

TO REPORT CHILD ABUSE

The Orange County Child Abuse Registry maintains a 24-hour hot line for anyone wishing to report suspected instances of child abuse. All collect calls are accepted.

The number: (714) 834-5353.

Source: Orange County Child Abuse Registry

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