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Child Abuse Report

May 04, 1990|Clipboard researched by Janice L. Jones / Los Angeles Times; Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times

Year to Date March Year to Percentage of 1990* Date* Category Total TOTAL CASES 2,729 7,176 100 TYPE OF ABUSE Physical 1,076 2,876 40 Sexual 735 2,048 29 Emotional 74 176 2 Neglect 730 1,933 27 Unknown 114 143 2 SEX Male 1,267 3,324 46 Female 1,439 3,780 53 Unknown 23 72 1 AGE Less than 1 year 139 427 6 1-3 years 428 1,134 16 4-7 years 714 1,800 25 8-12 years 724 1,870 26 13-18 years 651 1,751 24 Unknown 73 194 3 RACE/ETHNICITY White 1,498 4,042 57 Non-white Latino 785 2,021 28 Black 131 366 5 Asian 23 99 1 Indochinese 75 134 2 Thai 3 5 * Vietnamese 72 120 2 Cambodian 0 0 * Laotian/Hmong 0 9 * Unknown 217 514 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 Dec. 1989: 1,997 Mar. 1990: 2,729 JANUARY-MARCH INCIDENTS

1990 Rate March 1990 Per Thousand City Incidents* Total* Residents* Tustin 79 230 6.08 Buena Park 121 324 4.78 Midway City 9 27 4.54 Santa Ana 448 1,129 4.47 Orange** 155 418 3.93 Anaheim 368 964 3.81 Westminster 89 265 3.57 La Habra 65 173 3.46 Garden Grove 162 473 3.38 Cypress 39 140 3.35 Fullerton 119 351 3.13 Stanton 33 91 3.12 San Clemente 49 113 3.10 Costa Mesa 104 278 3.03 San Juan Capistrano 19 80 2.99 Yorba Linda 42 128 2.76 La Palma 18 40 2.47 Silverado Canyon 0 2 2.42 El Toro*** 60 128 2.30 Irvine 95 231 2.26 Mission Viejo 72 161 2.25 Los Alamitos 12 27 2.20 Huntington Beach 164 402 2.11 Fountain Valley 59 118 2.10 Laguna Beach 8 39 2.03 Placentia 34 77 1.93 Dana Point 9 32 1.92 Brea 18 65 1.88 Laguna Hills 48 85 1.88 Sunset Beach 0 3 1.61 Laguna Niguel 17 35 1.16 Capistrano Beach 1 6 0.83 Newport Beach**** 11 47 0.69 Seal Beach 3 14 0.50 Other unincorporated areas 9 23 0.21 Rossmoor 0 0 0.00 Villa Park 0 0 0.00 Out of county 106 244 -- Unknown 84 213 -- COUNTY TOTAL 2,729 7,176 3.12

* Includes all children in a family, not just suspected victims. ** Includes El Modena *** Includes El Toro Marine Air Station **** Includes Balboa and Corona del Mar 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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