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DOD: Sexual Assault Reports Up at Military Installations

DOD: Sexual Assault Reports Up at Military Installations
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Reported sexual assaults at U.S. military installations worldwide increased from 2013 to 2016, with the most occurring in Army during the period, the Defense Department said a new report Friday.

The Army, the largest of the U.S. defense forces, had a total of 8,294 reported sexual assaults over the four fiscal years, The Hill reports.

The agency's report detailed sexual assault reports by military branch and installations.

The Navy was next, with 4,788 reports, while the Air Force had 3,876, and the Marine Corps 3,400.

According to the Defense report, the number of disclosed assaults total 32 percent of all military assaults in fiscal 2016.

That is an improvement over two years ago, the report said, when 15 percent or fewer of sexual assault victims in the military reported it.

Based on military installations, the world's largest Navy base, Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, had 1,055 reported assaults during the four-year fiscal period.

The number represents 20 percent of all of the Navy's sexual assault reports, according to the report.

Regarding the Army, Fort Hood, Texas, had the most reports across over the period, at 863.

The most reports at Air Force installations came from U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with 168, while Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, had the highest number of reports in the Marines, with 634.

Regarding joint military installations, Joint Base San Antonio in Texas — comprising Army, Navy and Air Force operations — numbered 881 sexual assault reports, the highest in the period.

Among combat areas, 295 sexual assaults were reported in Afghanistan, the highest among versus other countries, the Defense report said.

The document, however, notes that the alleged assault may not necessarily have occurred where the report was made.

"One of the features of the department's reporting program is that service members can report allegations of sexual assault at any time and at any place," Nate Galbreath, deputy director of the Defense Department's sexual assault prevention and response office, told the Hill in a statement.

"A report could involve allegations for an incident that occurred while on deployment, while away on leave, or even prior to entering the military," he said.

"This kind of flexibility allows the department to better meet the department's goals to increase reporting of sexual assault and decrease the occurrence of the crime through prevention."

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