Sexual Assault At Military Academies Is Dropping

According to a new report released by the Pentagon on Wednesday, the number of sexual assault reports at three high … Continued

Sexual Assault At Military Academies Is Dropping

According to a new report released by the Pentagon on Wednesday, the number of sexual assault reports at three high profile military academies has decreased in the last year. The results of an anonymous survey conducted by the Pentagon further indicates that the number of students who say they experienced some form of unwanted sexual contact is also on the decline. This data comes after several years of a high number of sexual assaults at elite service academies like West Point in New York or the U.S Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

Though the number of sexual assault cases may be on the decline, the report found that as many as “40 percent of students who said they experienced unwanted sexual contact said they also perceived that they faced retaliation, either from their leadership or socially from other cadets or midshipmen.”

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