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Child Abuse Report

October 07, 1989|Clipboard researched by April Jackson / Los Angeles Times, Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times

Jan.-Aug. Jan.-Aug. 1988 1989 % Change TOTAL CASES 12,369 13,779 +11 TYPE OF ABUSE Physical 4,959 5,633 +14 Sexual 2,692 3,285 +22 Emotional 646 600 -7 Neglect 3,579 3,971 +11 Unknown 493 290 -41 SEX Male 5,462 6,247 +14 Female 6,671 7,358 +10 Unknown 236 174 -26 AGE Less than 1 year 763 978 +28 1-3 years 2,204 2,437 +11 4-7 years 3,031 3,460 +14 8-12 years 3,059 3,518 +15 13-18 years 3,053 3,105 +2 Unknown 259 281 +8 RACE/ETHNICITY White 7,661 8,231 +7 Non-white Latino 2,844 3,499 +23 Black 454 581 +28 Asian 245 267 +9 Indochinese 175 205 +17 Unknown 990 996 +1

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

INCIDENTS AND RATES BY CITY/COMMUNITY

Jan.-Aug. '89 Jan.-Aug. 1989 Total 1988-1989 Rate per City/Community Incidents Change Thousand Tustin 396 +134 10.47 Midway City 53 -23 8.90 Anaheim 2,160 +265 8.54 Buena Park 548 +83 8.09 Santa Ana 1,969 -5 7.80 Silverado Canyon 6 +2 7.26 Stanton 207 +18 7.10 Los Alamitos 82 +14 6.68 Westminster 484 +96 6.52 Garden Grove 898 -11 6.41 La Habra 310 +4 6.20 Orange** 654 -20 6.15 Cypress 243 +26 5.81 Costa Mesa 526 +61 5.73 Fullerton 620 +104 5.52 San Clemente 193 +1 5.29 San Juan Capistrano 141 +14 5.27 Placentia 206 +53 5.16 Yorba Linda 226 +55 4.88 Brea 166 +34 4.79 Huntington Beach 890 +158 4.66 Dana Point 74 +20 4.44 Irvine 421 +134 4.11 El Toro*** 221 +4 3.97 Laguna Niguel 118 +55 3.91 Mission Viejo 277 +40 3.88 Capistrano Beach 24 +11 3.30 Laguna Hills 141 -15 3.11 Fountain Valley 161 -12 2.87 La Palma 45 +8 2.78 Laguna Beach 50 -6 2.60 Sunset Beach 4 -14 2.19 Newport Beach* 125 -14 1.85 Seal Beach 51 +24 1.83 Villa Park 5 -11 0.72 Other Unincorporated Areas 36 -6 0.33 Rossmoor 1 +1 0.09 Out of county 572 +11 -- Unknown 475 +117 -- COUNTY TOTAL 13,779 +1,410 6.00

* Includes Balboa and Corona del Mar

** Includes El Modena

*** Includes El Toro Marine Air Station

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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