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.
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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.