Fort Hood leads with most sexual assaults reported in US Army posts

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Fort Hood had the most sexual assaults of any Army post over from 2013 to 2016, and the second most of any USA military installation in the world, according to a report the Pentagon released Friday.

Cherry Point had 49 total reports in 2015 before that number dropped to 27 in 2016.

The Pentagon disclosed data on Friday that revealed the number of sexual assault cases broken down by each military base.

According to the Department of Defense, sexual assaults include rape, forcible sodomy, abusive sexual contact and attempts to commit those crimes.

Shocking new data released from the Department of Defense, shows military sexual assaults are at an all-time high.

According to the DOD's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office: this option is recommended for victims of sexual assault who desire an official investigation and command notification in addition to healthcare, victim advocacy and legal services. At the 29 Palms Marine base in San Bernardino County, 38 sexual assault cases were reported in 2016. Campbell spokesman in a statement. And while reporting on JBER's Army side has decreased in the past year, reporting on the Air Force side has increased.

The overall numbers released Friday reflect previous reports by SAPRO.

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The report estimates that in 2016, roughly 32% of all sexual assaults that occurred in the military were reported, up from 25% a year earlier, and just 15% in 2014. The information released shows a growing number of reported sexual assaults at Colorado Springs military installations.

The numbers appeared in a first-ever base-by-base analysis of non-domestic-abuse sexual assault allegations.

There are 633, 484 staff including active duty members, full-time employees and reserve personnel, in the Air Force.

Reports of sexual assaults in combat zones have decreased dramatically since 2013, although they increased slightly past year, the data show. In 2016, Army posts received 2,205 sexual assault reports.

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

It found that between 2013 and 2016, 8,896 complaints of sexual assault were made in the Air Force and nearly as many, 8,294, were made in the Army, the largest branch of the Armed Forces. In 2016, the most recent data the department has on the prevalence rates of sexual assault showed a decrease from 6.1% of active duty women in 2012 to 4.3% in 2016, and from 1.2% of active duty men in 2012 to 0.6% in 2016.

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