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Child Abuse Report

September 22, 1989|Clipboard researched by Susan Davis Greene and Rick VanderKnyff / Los Angeles Times; Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times

Jan.-July Jan.-July 1988 1989 % Change TOTAL CASES 10,715 11,558 +8 TYPE OF ABUSE Physical 4,381 4,801 +10 Sexual 2,332 2,691 +15 Emotional 552 470 -15 Neglect 2,996 3,318 +11 Unknown 454 278 -39 SEX Male 4,693 5,142 +10 Female 5,836 6,269 +7 Unknown 186 147 -21 AGE Less than 1 year 647 834 +29 1-3 years 1,857 2,027 +9 4-7 years 2,616 2,861 +9 8-12 years 2,699 2,959 +10 13-18 years 2,695 2,647 -2 Unknown 201 230 +14 RACE/ETHNICITY White 6,663 6,858 +3 Non-white Latino 2,412 2,946 +22 Black 397 503 +27 Asian 218 240 +10 Indochinese 157 175 +11 Unknown 868 836 -4

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

INCIDENTS AND RATES BY CITY

Jan.-July '89 Jan.-July 1989 Total 1988-1989 Rate per City Incidents Change Thousand Tustin 340 +106 8.99 Midway City 52 -6 8.74 Silverado Canyon 6 +2 7.26 Anaheim 1,779 +144 7.04 Buena Park 474 +69 6.99 Stanton 197 +38 6.76 Santa Ana 1,620 -81 6.42 Garden Grove 785 +36 5.60 Los Alamitos 68 +2 5.54 Orange** 562 -38 5.28 Westminster 392 +54 5.28 Cypress 218 +36 5.21 La Habra 242 -27 4.84 San Juan Capistrano 128 +21 4.78 Fullerton 535 +80 4.77 Placentia 189 +55 4.73 Costa Mesa 431 +26 4.70 San Clemente 159 -17 4.36 Dana Point 69 +24 4.14 Yorba Linda 183 +25 3.95 Huntington Beach 743 +120 3.89 Brea 129 +15 3.72 Irvine 350 +86 3.42 El Toro*** 183 -9 3.29 Laguna Niguel 99 +42 3.28 Mission Viejo 219 +18 3.10 Capistrano Beach 22 +10 3.03 La Palma 43 +8 2.66 Fountain Valley 138 -12 2.46 Laguna Hills 105 -26 2.31 Sunset Beach 4 -14 2.19 Laguna Beach 42 -8 2.18 Newport Beach* 113 -6 1.67 Seal Beach 24 N/C 0.86 Villa Park 5 -10 0.72 Other Unincorporated Areas 32 N/C 0.29 Rossmoor 1 +1 0.09 Out of county 477 -14 -- Unknown 400 +93 -- COUNTY TOTAL 11,558 +843 5.03

* Includes El Modena ** Includes El Toro Marine Air Station *** Includes Balboa and Corona del Mar Note: "Unknown" indicates category was not known when report was made. N/C: No change 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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