Pentagon releases sexual assault data by base, adds caution

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The number of reported sexual assaults on Kentucky's Fort Campbell almost doubled between 2013 and 2016, according to a new Department of Defense report.

The Department of Defense report details non-domestic abuse sexual assault allegations received and managed by Sexual Assault Response Coordinators at bases around the world.

While Fort Campbell's number increase dramatically between 2013 and 2016, the number of reported sexual assaults dropped at Fort Knox.

The Army, the largest of the USA defense forces, had a total of 8,294 reported sexual assaults over the four fiscal years, The Hill reports.

Since 2012, SAPRO's annual reports on sexual assault in the military have shown regular declines in the rates, although the statistics have been disputed by advocacy groups and several members of Congress.

"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", Galbreath said.

In an annual report published by the DoD in May, an estimated 14,900 members of the USA military were sexually assaulted in 2016.

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Camp Lejeune, near Jacksonville, had 169 reports of sexual assault in 2016, compared to 164 the year before.

The Defense Sexual Assault Incident Database (DSAID) was authorized by Congress in 2009 and fully implemented in 2013. That number grew to 100 in 2014, 114 in 2015 and then 146 in 2016. Miles Brown said the number of reports suggests that people are confident they will be treated well. Reports worldwide from all four military branches increased from 4,432 in 2013 to 5,358 a year ago.

This also goes for three of Alaska's military installations: Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Fort Wainwright and Eielson Air Force Base.

The military has about 1.3 million active-duty troops.

A restricted report is not referred for criminal investigation or to commanders and allows the service member who made it to seek confidential support, medical care and counseling.

For the first time, the Pentagon has revealed data on the number of reported sexual assaults for each U.S. military base. It does clarify, however, that just because an assault was reported at a certain military base, it does not mean the actual crime occurred there.

He said "A report could involve allegations for an incident that occurred while on deployment, while away on leave, or even prior to entering the military". And while reporting on JBER's Army side has decreased in the past year, reporting on the Air Force side has increased.

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