Saturday, November 12, 2005

Study Details Domestic Violence in Utah

In 25 percent of Utah's domestic violence fatalities over three years, children either witnessed the deaths or were present in the home, according to a study released Thursday by the state Department of Health. In only one of those cases the child was referred to the Utah Division of Child and Family Services for support or counseling, according to the study. Of the 167 adult homicides in the state from 2000-2002, 53 -- or nearly a third -- of them were related to domestic violence, according to the study. Source. Debbie Hummel The Associated Press, Daily Herald, harktheherald.com. For addition information, please click here (last visited November 12, 2005, reo).

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