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Child Abuse Report

April 20, 1989|Clipboard researched by Kathie Bozanich and Dallas Jamison / Los Angeles Times; Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times

Jan.-Feb. Jan.-Feb. 1988 1989 % Change TOTAL CASES 2,517 2,895 +15 TYPE OF ABUSE Physical 1,017 1,226 +21 Sexual 546 668 +22 Emotional 114 129 +13 Neglect 689 830 +20 Unknown 151 42 -72 SEX Male 1,082 1,269 +17 Female 1,403 1,592 +13 Unknown 32 34 +1 AGE Less than 1 year 132 218 +65 1-3 years 415 467 +13 4-7 years 650 689 +1 8-12 years 629 751 +19 13-18 years 652 718 +10 Unknown 39 52 +33 RACE/ETHNICITY White 1,638 1,697 * Non-white Latino 572 708 +24 Black 83 133 +60 Asian 65 66 * Indochinese 45 43 * Unknown 114 248 +118

* Less than 1%

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

MONTHLY TREND

Feb. 1989: 1,398

CITY/AREA ABUSE RATES

Jan.-Feb. Jan.-Feb. 1989 Rate per Total 1988-'89 Thousand City Incidents Change Residents Silverado 2 -1 2.46 Tustin 84 +32 2.17 Buena Park 130 +34 1.94 Anaheim 442 +60 1.78 Midway City 10 -2 1.70 Santa Ana 387 -5 1.63 Orange*** 161 +34 1.56 Placentia 57 +20 1.45 Cypress 60 +23 1.44 Garden Grove 193 -6 1.41 Dana Point 22 +11 1.38 Westminster 101 +24 1.37 Laguna Niguel 34 +25 1.21 La Habra 59 +1 1.20 Huntington Beach 221 +72 1.18 Costa Mesa 106 +22 1.17 Los Alamitos 13 -1 1.07 Fullerton 117 -9 1.04 San Clemente 36 -8 1.03 Stanton 29 +6 1.02 Brea 32 -1 0.94 Irvine 90 +39 0.93 Laguna Hills 39 +1 0.89 Laguna Beach 17 +4 0.88 Yorba Linda 37 +5 0.84 Mission Viejo 48 +9 0.70 El Toro* 39 +5 0.70 Sunset Beach 1 +1 0.57 La Palma 9 -3 0.56 San Juan Capistrano 14 -17 0.54 Newport Beach** 35 -2 0.51 Fountain Valley 28 -5 0.50 Villa Park 3 -2 0.43 Seal Beach 6 -5 0.22 Rossmoor 1 +1 0.09 Capistrano Beach 0 -4 0.00 Other Unincorporated Areas 8 +5 0.02 Out of county 132 +9 -- Unknown 91 +6 -- COUNTY TOTAL 2,895 +378 1.19

* Includes El Toro Marine Air Station

** Includes Balboa and Corona del Mar

*** Includes El Modena

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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