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Child Abuse Report

June 07, 1990|Clipboard researched by Elena Brunet / Los Angeles Times

Year to Date April Year to Percentage of 1990 * Date * Category Total TOTAL CASES 2,303 9,479 100 TYPE OF ABUSE Physical 963 3,839 41 Sexual 563 2,611 27 Emotional 71 247 3 Neglect 624 2,557 27 Other/Unknown 82 225 2 SEX Male 1,081 4,405 46 Female 1,206 4,986 53 Unknown 16 88 1 AGE Less than 1 year 143 570 6 1-3 years 437 1,571 16 4-7 years 546 2,346 25 8-12 years 606 2,476 26 13-18 years 508 2,259 24 Unknown 63 257 3 RACE/ETHNICITY White 1,301 5,343 56 Non-white Latino 611 2,632 28 Black 124 490 5 Asian 32 131 2 Indochinese 60 194 2 Thai 0 5 + Vietnamese 60 180 2 Cambodian 0 0 + Laotian/Hmong 0 9 + Other/Unknown 175 689 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 December 1989:1.997 March 1990: 2,729 April 1990: 2,303 APRIL INCIDENTS

1990 Rate April 1990 Per Thousand City Incidents * Total * Residents * Tustin 60 290 7.67 Buena Park 113 437 6.45 Santa Ana 336 1,465 5.81 Anaheim 329 1,293 5.11 Midway City 3 30 5.04 Orange+ 103 521 4.90 La Habra 60 233 4.66 Garden Grove 177 650 4.64 Westminster 71 336 4.52 Stanton 34 125 4.29 Cypress 39 179 4.28 San Juan Capistrano 30 110 4.11 Fullerton 105 456 4.06 Costa Mesa 81 359 3.91 San Clemente 25 138 3.78 Yorba Linda 25 153 3.30 Los Alamitos 13 40 3.26 La Palma 11 51 3.15 Irvine 79 310 3.03 Mission Viejo 51 212 2.97 Dana Point 17 49 2.94 Huntington Beach 151 553 2.90 El Toro++ 30 158 2.84 Placentia 33 110 2.75 Laguna Beach 13 52 2.70 Brea 28 93 2.68 Fountain Valley 29 147 2.62 Laguna Hills 28 113 2.49 Silverado Canyon 0 2 2.42 Laguna Niguel 30 65 2.16 Sunset Beach 0 3 1.64 Capistrano Beach 3 9 1.24 Newport Beach+++ 17 64 0.95 Seal Beach 2 16 0.57 Villa Park 3 3 0.43 Other Unincorporated Areas 14 37 0.34 Rossmoor 0 0 0.00 Out of county 80 324 -- Unknown 80 293 -- COUNTY TOTAL 2,303 9,479 4.13

* 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 Note: "Unknown" indicates category was not known when report was made. N/C: No change 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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