1 in 3
The proportion of Service members who "chose to report their sexual assault last year," according to the recently released Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016. Ten years ago, that proportion was 1 in 14.
This year’s report contains results from a force-wide survey of active duty members. Survey results estimate that 4.3 percent of military women and 0.6 percent of military men indicated experiencing a sexual assault in the year prior to being surveyed. The rates reflect a decrease from the 4.9 percent of military women and the 0.9 percent of military men estimated to have experienced a sexual assault in 2014. The 2016 rates suggest that about 14,900 military members experienced a sexual assault last year, down from 20,200 in 2014.