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Thursday, May 11, 2017

40 Service Members Are Sexually Assaulted A Day

Department of Defense military and civilians bow their head during innvocation during the Army's Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month Kickoff Ceremony at the center courtyard of the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., March 31, 2015.

The military’s recently released sexual assault report showed that an estimated 14,900 service members were sexually assaulted in 2016, a rate of more than 40 every day.

The military conducts regular surveys on sexual assault in the armed forces, and this latest report bears some encouraging signs.


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