Sexual assault reports at Maryland military bases increase

Sexual assault reports at Maryland military bases increase

Sexual assault reporting rates at Fort Drum have zigzagged in recent years, according to new Department of Defense figures released Friday.

Of the Army bases, the largest number of sexual assaults were reported at the installation in Fort Hood Texas, where 863 reports were made over the four years. The Department of Defense received a total of 6,172 reports of sexual assault during from October 2015 to September 2016.

Naval Station Norfolk recorded 270 reports of sexual assault in 2016, constituting more than 20 percent of those recorded by the Navy. "In general, increased reporting may reflect trust in our command and the military judicial process, and we feel our sexual assault and sexual harassment training and education efforts continue to foster and build that trust". Not all sexual assaults reported at a particular installation happened there, because service members can report an assault at the time and place of their choosing, the DOD said.

An unrestricted report is referred for investigation and the commanders of the service member who made it are notified as well as the alleged suspect or suspects. In combat areas, there were 125 reports of sexual assault in 2016, whereas 118 were reported in 2015.

The numbers appeared in a first-ever base-by-base analysis of non-domestic-abuse sexual assault allegations. Miles Brown said the number of reports suggests that people are confident they will be treated well.

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In the Air Force, the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., saw the most reports, with 168.

A restricted report is one made confidentially by a victim who may be seeking "advocacy, support services, medical care, and mental health counseling" and is not referred to criminal investigation, SAPRO said. On May 1 of this year, Navy Rear Adm. Ann M. Burkhardt, Galbreath's boss, unveiled the Pentagon's Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military for fiscal 2016.

"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 SAPRO, said. Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, in Goldsboro, had 13 reports in 2016, unchanged from the previous year. "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.

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