- 37% increase in reported sexual assault cases was revealed by the Pentagon on Tuesday, just 24-hours after it was revealed that the head of the U.S. Air Force’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program was arrested on sexual assault charges. In total, 3,374 sexual assaults were reported by members of the U.S. military last year.
- 26,000 sexual assaults are estimated to have taken across all branches of the U.S. military last year, with more than 22,000 of them going unreported, according to the official statement from the Pentagon. If accurate, it would mean that the U.S. military is currently facing an average of 71 assaults per day. source
Editor’s Note — We’ve updated the post to include official figures from the Pentagon’s report. — Scott @ SFB