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US Military: 13% Rise In Sexual Assault Cases In 2021

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According to an annual report published by the Pentagon, the number of sexual assaults in the US military increased by 13 percent in the fiscal year 2021. The Department of Defence Sexual Assault Prevention said there were 8,866 reported assaults in the year to September 30, 2021, compared to 7,813 the previous year. a low percentage of sexual assaults are reported to authorities, and using surveys of the troops, estimates that nearly 36,000 active-duty servicewomen and men,8 percent of women, and around 2 percent of men experienced unwanted sexual contact during the year. The Pentagon reports it could not scientifically determine if there was a true increase, due to a change in the metric used to measure sexual assault.

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