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CLIPBOARD : Child Abuse Report

During the first six months of 1991, the number of children either abused or at risk of being abused increased 19% from the same period last year, according to the Orange County Child Abuse Registry. From January to June, 17,572 children were either abused or in danger of it. The 2,724 reported for Anaheim was the highest number of cases for any single city. Villa Park and Stanton, though, showed the biggest percentage increases from last year to this (the total number of cases in Villa Park is, however, very small). There were decreases in three cities while one, Seal Beach, remained at the same level as 1990.

Here’s how the cities compare:

Jan.-June Jan.-June 1990-'91 City 1990 1991 % Change Anaheim 2,074 2,724 +31 Brea 151 147 -3 Buena Park 657 690 +5 Costa Mesa 584 617 +6 Cypress 275 278 +1 Dana Point 103 110 +7 Fountain Valley 207 244 +18 Fullerton 709 816 +15 Garden Grove 989 1,280 +29 Huntington Beach 842 974 +16 Irvine 502 540 +8 Laguna Beach 72 77 +7 Laguna Niguel 119 173 +45 La Habra 354 362 +2 La Palma 66 44 -33 Los Alamitos 70 75 +7 Mission Viejo 352 399 +13 Newport Beach * 112 116 +4 Orange ** 806 1,051 +30 Placentia 175 218 +25 San Clemente 203 264 +30 San Juan Capistrano 157 136 -13 Santa Ana 2,300 2,681 +17 Seal Beach 34 34 No change Stanton 196 338 +72 Tustin 471 482 +2 Villa Park 10 22 +120 Westminster 521 624 +20 Yorba Linda 209 228 +9 COUNTY TOTAL *** 14,763 17,572 +19

* Includes Balboa and Corona del Mar

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** Includes El Modena

*** Includes unincorporated areas and cases that took place outside the county

Source: Orange County Child Abuse Registry


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