Sexual assault incidents at military academies rise 50 percent in past couple of years

Sexual assault incidents at military academies rise 50 percent in past couple of years

The Pentagon released a report Thursday estimating that the number of sexual assault incidents across all military academies had risen 50 percent, with the number of cadets experiencing such assaults rising from 507 in 2016 to 747 in 2018.

The estimates emerged from data gleaned from an anonymous survey of cadets and midshipmen at the U.S. Military Academy, Naval Academy, and Air Force Academy. The surveys revealed that 15.8 percent of all female cadets and midshipmen experienced “unwanted sexual contact” in 2018 (up from 12.2 percent in 2016), as did 2.4 percent of men (up from 1.7 percent in 2016).

via Daily Kos Sexual assault incidents at military academies rise 50 percent in past couple of years

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