Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Get it under control.
Military sex assaults jump by more than 1/3
By Sig Christenson - Express-News
The Pentagon estimates in a new report that the number of troops who were sexually assaulted last year jumped by 7,000 from the previous year.
An annual Defense Department report on sexual assaults in the services estimates 26,000 troops had been victimized in fiscal 2012, which ended Sept. 30.
That was up by more than a third — from 19,000 in fiscal 2011. Most of the assaults go unreported, but the number of troops who reported assaults also increased, to 3,374 from 3,192 the previous year.
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