Addiction, poor health, missed work: New survey reveals a heavy toll as domestic violence affects 1 in 5 Utah women
Luke Ramseth / St. Louis Dispatch
Some 18 percent of Utah women and 10 percent of men surveyed reported having gone through partner violence, the questionnaire found. Yet fewer than 15 percent of those people said they had sought help after being harmed. Respondents often said they declined to seek help because they thought the abuse would stop; feared the perpetrator would find out; or they worried their children might be taken away from them.