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

jimWomen and girls beware.
jimYou are more likely to be sexually assaulted in Utah than in many other areas of the United States--including New York or California.
jimUtah ranks 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.