Incidents of Rape in Military Much Higher than Previously Reported

TitleIncidents of Rape in Military Much Higher than Previously Reported
Publication TypeNewspaper Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsKime, Patricia
NewspaperMilitary Times
Issue Date12/2014
Abstract

The estimated number of sexual assaults in the U.S. military dropped in 2014 but the number of rapes and violent sexual assaults is significantly higher than previously thought, according to new data released by the Defense Department and the Rand Corp. Preliminary findings of an extensive survey of 170,000 troops released Thursday revealed that 20,000 service members said they had experienced at least one incident of unwanted sexual contact in the past year, representing nearly 5 percent of all active-duty women and 1 percent of active-duty men.

URLhttp://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/pentagon/2014/12/04/pentagon-rand-sexual-assault-reports/19883155/
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