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State Overview

Domestic Violence Legislation:Yes (30-6-1)
NIBRS Status:Certified
Additional Data ElementsNo
Law Enforcement DV System:Incident-based
Service Provider DV System:Summary
Service Provider SA System:Summary


State Summary

The state statute defining domestic violence only includes partners who are living or have lived together or who share a child, regardless of sex. The state is certified to report NIBRS data to the FBI, and roughly half of the law enforcement agencies are submitting incident-based data. No extra data elements are collected and there is no separate domestic or sexual violence data collection in place for agencies submitting summary data. Agencies submit crime data to the Department of Public Safety's Bureau of Criminal Identification. Annual crime reports and data are available from the Bureau Web site.

The Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice conducts a victimization survey every other year. The Commission also conducted a sexual violence survey; the final report for both data collection efforts and the survey instruments are available online. The agency has also published research reports on sexual violence using law enforcement data.

The Utah Domestic Violence Council conducted a survey to identify gaps in services to victims of domestic violence. The Council also tracks domestic violence-related deaths; these reports are available online. The Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault does not collect data from local service providers. Local agencies that receive grants do report information to the Utah Department of Health Violence and Injury Prevention Program. The Coalition and the Department of Health are collaborating to design a data collection system for the state. Both agencies have published reports based on the data being collected; all are available from the agency Web sites.


State Projects

  • Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Feedback Form
    The Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault is evaluating sexual assault victims' system of care, including the sexual assault nurse examination, rape crisis advocacy, and response by law enforcement and hospital services personnel.


  • Sexual Violence Awareness Within the Community of Developmentally Disabled Adults
    The Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault is measuring the effectiveness of sexual violence intervention and prevention efforts designed for developmentally disabled adults and their caregivers.



  • Available Reports

    General Crime

    Domestic Violence

    Sexual Assault


    Sample Data Collection Forms

    The Department of Public Safety's Bureau of Criminal Identification provides these online summary reporting forms for law enforcement agencies:

    The Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice used this survey to gather the data published in its Rape in Utah report:

    The Utah Office of Crime Victim Reparations collects information from grantees using these forms, available online in two different formats:

    The Utah Office of Crime Victim Reparations collects information from victims applying for compensation using this form:


    Available Data

    General Crime

    Domestic Violence

    Sexual Assault


    Links to State Agencies and Resources