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Child Abuse Report

January 06, 1989|Clipboard researched by Susan Davis Greene / Los Angeles Times. Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times

Jan.-Nov. Jan.-Nov. 1987 1988 % Change TOTAL CASES 14,163 17,263 +22 TYPE OF ABUSE Physical 6,015 6,900 +15 Sexual 3,209 3,853 +20 Emotional 554 850 +53 Neglect 3,834 5,057 +32 Unknown 551 603 +9 SEX Male 6,152 7,639 +24 Female 7,706 9,271 +20 Unknown 303 353 +16 AGE Less than 1 year 898 1,091 +21 1-3 years 2,312 3,078 +33 4-7 years 3,504 4,274 +22 8-12 years 3,341 4,182 +25 13-18 years 3,744 4,244 +13 Unknown 364 394 +8 RACE/ETHNICITY Caucasian 8,162 10,524 +29 Non-white Latino 2,977 4,033 +35 Black 556 645 +16 Asian 363 350 -4 Indochinese 265 264 -.04 Unknown 1,840 1,447 -21

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

NOVEMBER INCIDENTS

Total Oct.-Nov. Rate per City Incidents Change Thousand Santa Ana 253 -14 1.24 Tustin 39 -8 1.21 Anaheim 239 +28 1.09 Stanton 23 -7 .97 Buena Park 60 -17 .93 San Juan Capistrano 17 -8 .90 Orange 81 -27 .88 Fullerton 85 -2 .83 Yorba Linda 23 +2 .81 San Clemente 22 -9 .80 Westminster 55 -10 .77 Garden Grove 93 -23 .75 La Habra 32 -22 .71 Placentia 25 +4 .71 Unincorporated Areas 71 +2 .68 Costa Mesa 55 -8 .67 Irvine 41 +17 .66 Brea 18 -6 .64 Huntington Beach 93 -22 .55 Mission Viejo 22 -10 .43 Cypress 17 -8 .42 Fountain Valley 20 no change .36 Los Alamitos 4 -7 .35 Newport Beach 12 -6 .19 La Palma 3 -5 .19 Seal Beach 4 +1 .15 Villa Park 1 no change .14 Laguna Beach 7 -3 .11 Out of county 79 +24 - Unknown 72 +25 - COUNTY TOTAL 1,566 -116 .86

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

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 is: (714) 834-5353 Source: Orange County Child Abuse Registry

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