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Report: Military Sexual Assault Still Big Problem

11 02.05.2015 Инфо

The U.S. military has been under intense pressure over the past few years to address sexual assault within its ranks. A new report released Friday by the Department of Defense shows that some of the agency's efforts may have been successful, but assault and retaliation still happen at alarming levels. In fiscal year 2014, there were 6,131 reports of sexual assault, an increase of 11% compared to the previous year. That figure, says the report, reflects a growing willingness to report an attack and not a rising rate of sexual assault.
The Defense Department estimates that 20,300 service members were sexually assaulted last year.