Utah Women Stats Research Snapshot
Utah Women & Leadership Project
Nearly one in two women in the U.S. will experience some form of sexual violence victimization in her lifetime (broadly defined), and Utah has the same overall rate. According to the most recent Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice report, when considering more specific definitions, one in three Utah women has been sexually assaulted, and one in six women report having been raped. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Justice, rape occurs in Utah at a rate higher than the national average. Hence, sexual assault is a serious problem within the state.
Madsen, S. R., Turley, T., & Scribner, R. (2016, November 7). Sexual assault among Utah women. Utah Women Stats: Research Snapshot. https://www.usu.edu/uwlp/files/snapshot/15.pdf