The number of sexual assaults reported in the military last year, versus the number that actually take place each year, according to Pentagon estimates. These numbers appeared in a Bloomberg article about a new "wingman" rule adopted by the Air Force in the wake of a sex abuse scandal at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. The expanded wingman policy, which requires trainees to be accompanied whenever they are outside their dormitory, was criticized for placing a burden on the victims by Protector Our Defenders, an advocacy group for sexual assault victims in the military.
The veteran’s court model is based on drug treatment and/or mental health treatment courts. Substance abuse or mental health treatment is offered as an alternative to incarceration. Typically, veteran mentors assist with the programs. An important issue that has to be addressed is the eligibility for veteran’s courts in terms of whether charges involving felonies or crimes of violence will be allowed. The inclusion of offenders charged with inter-family violence is also of grave concern to policy makers.
That's the total number of military veterans in the United States as of 2011, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, in a fact sheet aboutVeterans Day 2012, which contains many other interesting statistics about Those Who Served.
Of the 21.5 million U.S. veterans, 1.6 million are women.
9.2 million are older than 65; 1.8 million are younger than 35.
3.5 million veterans have a service-connected disability rating.
That's the percentage of noncombat firearm-related deaths between 2002 and 2011 identified as suicides, among servicemembers ages 30 and older, according to data in the September issue of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center's Medical Surveillance Monthly Report.