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CHILD ABUSE REPORT

Clipboard researched by Rick Vanderknyff / Los Angeles Times. Graphics by Leavett Biles / Los Angeles Times

Jan.-Oct. Jan.-Oct. 1987 1988 % Change TOTAL CASES 12,924 15,697 +21 TYPE OF ABUSE Physical 5,456 6,246 +14 Sexual 2,985 3,508 +18 Emotional 512 787 +54 Neglect 3,540 4,591 +30 Unknown 431 565 +31 GENDER Male 5,633 6,912 +23 Female 7,024 8,480 +21 Unknown 267 305 +14 AGE Less than 1 year 830 989 +19 1-3 years 2,120 2,825 +33 4-7 years 3,214 3,857 +20 8-12 years 3,052 3,798 +24 13-18 years 3,397 3,871 +14 Unknown 311 357 +15 RACE/ETHNICITY Caucasian 7,409 9,645 +30 Non-white Latino 2,695 3,660 +36 Black 523 578 +11 Asian 334 326 -2 Indochinese 245 223 -9 Unknown 1,718 1,265 -26

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

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 OCTOBER INCIDENTS

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Huntington Beach, Orange and Buena Park registered the largest increases in incidents of child abuse from September to October. And Buena Park and Orange also are among the five cities in the county with the highest rate of incidents per 1,000 residents. Here is the October listing (the most recent information available) with the change since September and the rate per thousand residents. Cities are listed according to the rate, from highest to lowest:

Rate per Total Sept.-Oct. Thousands City Incidents Change Residents Buena Park 77 +26 1.16 Santa Ana 264 -7 1.14 La Habra 54 +14 1.11 Stanton 30 +13 1.06 Orange 108 +28 1.03 Tustin 47 -8 1.03 San Juan Capistrano 25 +6 1.02 Los Alamitos 11 -1 .91 Westminster 65 +5 .88 Anaheim 211 -58 .86 Garden Grove 116 +10 .86 San Clemente 31 +7 .83 Fullerton 87 +10 .79 Brea 24 +13 .73 Costa Mesa 63 -5 .69 Huntington Beach 115 +29 .61 Cypress 25 no change .58 Placentia 21 +7 .51 La Palma 8 +1 .50 Mission Viejo 32 +3 .47 Yorba Linda 21 -8 .46 Laguna Beach 10 +4 .41 Fountain Valley 20 -2 .36 Newport Beach 18 +1 .26 Irvine 24 -20 .25 All Other Areas 69 -18 .20 Villa Park 1 no change .14 Seal Beach 3 -6 .11 Out of county 55 -18 -- Unknown 47 +10 -- COUNTY TOTAL 1,682 +36 .75

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

Source: Orange County Child Abuse Registry

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