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Child Abuse Report

January 04, 1990|Clipboard researched by Susan Davis Greene / Los Angeles Times. Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times

Jan.-Nov. Jan.-Nov. 1988 1989 % Change TOTAL CASES 17,263 20,680 +20 TYPE OF ABUSE Physical 6,900 8,551 +24 Sexual 3,853 5,081 +32 Emotional 850 822 -3 Neglect 5,057 5,886 +16 Unknown 603 340 -44 SEX Male 7,639 9,480 +24 Female 9,271 10,971 +18 Unknown 353 229 -35 AGE Less than 1 year 1,091 1,380 +26 1-3 years 3,078 3,637 +18 4-7 years 4,274 5,213 +22 8-12 years 4,182 5,271 +26 13-18 years 4,244 4,693 +11 Unknown 394 486 +23 RACE/ETHNICITY White 10,524 12,140 +15 Non-white Latino 4,033 5,514 +37 Black 645 889 +38 Asian 350 +355 +1 Indochinese 264 336 +27 Unknown 1,447 1,446 *

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

* Less than 1%

Source: Orange County Child Abuse Registry

JANUARY-NOVEMBER, 1989 INCIDENTS

Jan.-Nov. '89 Jan.-Nov. 1989 Total 1988-1989 Rate per City Incidents Change Thousand Tustin 548 +145 14.49 Midway City 83 -10 13.94 Anaheim 3,233 +619 12.79 Buena Park 837 +184 12.35 Santa Ana 3,090 +328 12.25 Garden Grove 1,460 +236 10.42 Stanton 298 +39 10.23 Westminster 717 +149 9.65 Los Alamitos 113 +18 9.20 Orange** 971 +25 9.13 La Habra 443 +11 8.87 San Clemente 316 +47 8.66 Fullerton 943 +178 8.40 Cypress 351 +67 8.39 San Juan Capistrano 218 +30 8.14 Costa Mesa 744 +93 8.11 Dana Point 125 +50 7.50 Placentia 297 +84 7.44 Silverado Canyon 6 +1 7.26 Brea 237 +52 6.84 Huntington Beach 1,268 +242 6.64 Laguna Niguel 199 +100 6.60 El Toro*** 367 +80 6.59 Yorba Linda 303 +59 6.54 Irvine 613 +217 5.99 Mission Viejo 427 +107 5.98 Laguna Hills 225 +21 4.96 Laguna Beach 90 +11 4.67 Fountain Valley 239 +4 4.26 La Palma 69 +14 4.26 Capistrano Beach 28 +5 3.86 Sunset Beach 5 -13 2.73 Seal Beach 76 +33 2.72 Newport Beach* 178 -16 2.60 Villa Park 6 -13 0.86 Other Unincorporated Areas 61 +7 0.55 Rossmoor 1 even 0.09 Out of county 787 +19 -- Unknown 708 +194 -- COUNTY TOTAL 20,680 +3,417 9.00

* Includes Balboa and Corona del Mar

** Includes El Modena

*** Includes El Toro Marine Corps Air Station

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

Source: Orange County Child Abuse Registry

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

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