If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there is help.
Call 911 to report the incident.
For SLCC students and staff:
Health and Wellness Services: 801-957-4268, Room SC035, at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Domestic Violence Info Line: 800-897-5465
YWCA: 801-537-8600, 801-537-8604 or see their website: www.wca.org
Information Services: dial 2-1-1 or see their website: www.uw.org/211
Family Justice Center: 801-236-3370
Domestic violence is also known as Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), because the perpetrators usually have a very close or intimate relationship with their victims.
According to Utah.gov, 39 percent of female victims reported that the perpetrator was a husband or live-in male partner, 27 percent said the perpetrator was a former husband or former male live-in partner, and 25.7 percent said the abuser was a former boyfriend.
Women make up the majority of victims in these crimes, but men account for approximately 15 percent of the victims.
According to the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition, no one is exempt from this crime.
It can happen regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, religion, or gender. IPV is not limited to lower socioeconomic backgrounds or education levels.
It occurs in both opposite-sex and same-sex relationships. It can also happen between those who are married, living together or just dating.
“It can happen to anyone,” says Spor.
“For instance, in the statistics on domestic violence, one in five teenage girls has been threatened with violence if they break up with their boyfriend. So, it happens regardless of age.”