Alarming increase in sexual assaults in the US military –

Sexual assaults increased by 13% WE militaryaccording to an annual report presented to Congress by the Department of Defense.

The 2021 figures are the highest since the WE military started tracking sexual attack in 2006.

The department estimates that 35,875 active duty military personnel suffered some form of sexual contact in the year preceding the survey“, says the report.

This means that 8.4% of active duty women have experienced sexual violence and 1.5% of men have experienced unwanted violence sexual Contact.

The statistics only confirm what has been a persistent problem in the branches of the WE armed forces for decades.

Sexual aggression and sexual harassment remain persistent and corrosive problems throughout the military“, says the report.

Figures show that 8,866 cases of sexual assaults were filed in 2021, an increase of 13% over the previous year. Of these cases, 7,249 were from active duty service members who reported experiencing sexual assault while on duty.

The biggest leap in sexual assault reports were for infantrymen, jumping 26% from 2020. It was the biggest increase for this branch of the military since a 51% jump in 2013.

The Navy reported a 9 percent increase in unwanted sexual contact, followed by the Air Force and Marine Corps, each reporting a 2% increase sexual assault.

Senior military officials said the Pentagon remains “strongly focused on solving this problem.” “Across the Department of Defense, we are building lasting cultural change on an unprecedented scalesaid Gilbert R. Cisneros Jr., Assistant Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Combat Capability Affairs.

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