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Child Abuse Report For Orange County

February 18, 1989|Clipboard researched by Kathie Bozanich, Susan Davis and Rick VanderKnyff / Los Angeles Times. Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times

% Change 1988 from 1987 % of Total TOTAL CASES 18,844 +23 100 TYPE OF ABUSE Physical 7,467 +16 40 Sexual 4,241 +22 22 Emotional 910 +49 5 Neglect 5,587 +36 30 Unknown 639 * 3 SEX Male 8,336 +25 44 Female 10,102 +22 54 Unknown 406 +30 2 AGE Less than 1 year 1,215 +21 6 1-3 years 3,351 +33 18 4-7 years 4,684 +24 25 8-12 years 4,542 +27 24 13-18 years 4,600 +14 25 Unknown 452 +17 2 RACE/ETHNICITY White 11,403 +30 61 Non-white Latino 4,382 +36 23 Black 716 +22 4 Asian 379 +1 2 Indochinese 286 -1 1 Unknown 1,678 -16 9

Note: "Unknown" indicates category was not known when report was made. * Less than 1%. DECEMBER INCIDENTS

December 1988 December Rate Per Rate per City Incidents Thousand Thousand Santa Ana 236 1.00 12.6 Tustin 60 1.55 12.0 Anaheim 267 1.07 11.6 Buena Park 76 1.13 10.9 Stanton 39 1.37 10.5 Orange 65 0.63 9.8 Garden Grove 109 0.79 9.7 La Habra 26 0.53 9.3 San Clemente 29 0.83 8.5 Los Alamitos 7 0.58 8.4 Westminster 38 0.52 8.2 Costa Mesa 67 0.74 8.0 San Juan Capistrano 13 0.50 7.8 Cypress 38 0.91 7.8 Fullerton 71 0.63 7.4 Huntington Beach 106 0.56 6.0 Yorba Linda 13 0.30 5.9 Placentia 16 0.41 5.8 Brea 13 0.38 5.8 Mission Viejo 19 0.28 4.9 Irvine 40 0.41 4.5 Fountain Valley 18 0.32 4.5 Laguna Beach 4 0.21 4.3 La Palma 4 0.25 3.7 Unincorporated Areas 76 0.27 3.5 Villa Park 2 0.29 3.0 Newport Beach 16 0.23 2.6 Seal Beach 6 0.22 1.8 Out of county 57 -- -- Unknown 50 -- -- COUNTY TOTAL 1,581 0.71 8.4

Note: "Unknown" indicates category was not known when report was made. CHILD ABUSE REPORT SOURCES Reports of child abuse in Orange County have many sources, some of them mandated by law and others voluntary. Here's a look at who generated the county's nearly 19,000 child abuse reports in 1988:

1988 Source of Report Total % Non-mandated 5,487 29 Sources School Officials 3,144 17 Social Services 2,016 11 Private Agencies 1,985 10 Medical Facilities 1,856 10 Law Enforcement 1,710 9 Private Therapists 1,013 5 Private Physicians 469 2 Health Care Agency: Public Health, Nursing 206 1 Mental Health 157 1 Other Professionals 304 2 Probation 290 2 Licensed Day Care 176 1 Developmental 31 * Disability Centers TOTAL 18,844 100

* Less than 1% Source: Orange County Child Abuse Registry

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