No Safety in These Numbers--Utah Ranks High in Sex Crimes
Salt Lake Tribune/4-1-98/pageA1
State Health Officials Set Up A 'Crisis Line'
for Victims of Rape and Sexual Assault
BY MICHAEL VIGH
jimWomen and girls
are more likely to be sexually assaulted in Utah than in many other areas
of the United States--including New York or California.
13th nationally, with 85 rapes per 100,000 females. By contrast, New York
comes in 46th with a rate of 45.6, while California ranks 26th. The national
rate is 72.5 per 100,000. These figures are 1995, the latest available data
from the FBI.