19,878 referrals were investigated by Child and Family Services in FY08. 8,284 (42 percent) of those referrals were supported. Of the total abused and neglected children in FY08, 53 percent were female and 47 percent were male. Children 0-5 years comprise 42 percent of all supported victims and adults 18-30 years comprise 44 percent of supported perpetrators. Domestic violence is the most frequently supported allegation, at 32 percent. Sexual abuse is the second most supported allegation at 24 percent.
*This information was taken from the Utah Division of Child and Family Services 2008 Annual Report. To view the statistics section of the report click here. To visit the Utah Division of Child and Family Services website, click here.