Blog posts with the tag "By the Numbers"

By the Numbers: 6 Nov. 2017

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The percentage increase in the suicide rate of female Veterans from 2001 to 2014, according to a new article in JAMA -- New Data on Suicide Risk Among Military Veterans. The female Veteran suicide rate in 2014 was 19 per 100,000, which the article points out is "roughly 2.5 times higher than the rate among nonveteran US women (7.2 per 100 000)."

By the Numbers: 23 Oct. 2017

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Nearly 40%

The percentage of DoD senior enlisted personnel who are nonwhite, according to a recently updated report from the Congressional Research Service -- Diversity, Inclusion, and Equal Opportunity in the Armed Services: Background and Issues for Congress. The report indicates that the enlisted population as a whole is " more racially diverse than the U.S. resident population." Roughly one third of the total enlisted population is nonwhite. 

By the Numbers: 2 October 2017

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The percentage of active duty Service men and women who reported experiencing a sexual assault in 2016 who said that the assault happened at a "military location," according to a new report from the Congressional Research Service, Military Sexual Assault: A Framework for Congressional Oversight. Additionally, 12% of women and 18% of men said the assault occurred "while at an official military function."