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Child Abuse Report--february

April 05, 1990|Clipboard researched by Janice L. Jones / Los Angeles Times; Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times

February Year Year to Date % of 1990* to date* Category Total TOTAL CASES 2,300 4,447 100 TYPE OF ABUSE Physical 923 1,800 40 Sexual 689 1,313 30 Emotional 64 102 2 Neglect 597 1,203 27 Other/unknown 27 29 1 SEX Male 1,074 2,057 46 Female 1,195 2,341 53 Unknown 31 49 1 AGE Less than 1 year 140 288 6 1-3 years 341 706 16 4-7 years 552 1,086 24 8-12 years 636 1,146 26 13-18 years 565 1,100 25 Unknown 66 121 3 RACE/ETHNICITY White 1,407 2,544 57 Non-white Latino 572 1,236 28 Black 119 235 5 Asian 38 76 2 Indochinese 27 59 1 Thai 2 2 ** Vietnamese 24 48 1 Cambodian 0 0 ** Laotian/Hmong 1 9 ** Other/unknown 137 297 7

* Includes all children in a family, not just suspected victims Note: "Unknown" indicates category was not known when report was made. ** Less than 1%

THE TREND OF ABUSE

October 1989: 2,523 December 1989: 1,997 February 1990: 2,300

JANUARY-FEBRUARY INCIDENTS

1990 February 1990 Rate per City Incidents* Total* Thousand* Tustin 108 151 3.99 Midway City 9 18 3.02 Buena Park 100 203 3.00 Santa Ana 333 681 2.70 Orange*** 123 263 2.47 Cypress 55 101 2.42 Silverado Canyon 1 2 2.42 Westminster 80 176 2.37 Anaheim 291 596 2.36 San Juan Capistrano 40 61 2.28 Garden Grove 165 311 2.22 La Habra 49 108 2.16 Fullerton 121 232 2.07 Stanton 44 58 1.99 Costa Mesa 88 174 1.90 Yorba Linda 46 86 1.86 San Clemente 31 64 1.75 Sunset Beach 0 3 1.64 Laguna Beach 18 31 1.61 Dana Point 6 23 1.38 Brea 20 47 1.36 La Palma 10 22 1.36 Irvine 84 136 1.33 Huntington Beach 115 238 1.25 Mission Viejo 48 89 1.25 El Toro**** 37 68 1.22 Los Alamitos 5 15 1.22 Placentia 24 43 1.08 Fountain Valley 36 59 1.05 Laguna Hills 24 37 0.82 Capistrano Beach 4 5 0.69 Laguna Niguel 11 18 0.60 Newport Beach** 18 36 0.53 Seal Beach 9 11 0.39 Other Unincorporated Areas 7 14 0.13 Rossmoor 0 0 0.00 Villa Park 0 0 0.00 Out of county 72 138 -- Unknown 68 129 -- COUNTY TOTAL 2,300 4,447 1.94

* Includes all children in a family, not just suspected victims ** 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.

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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