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Friday, December 5, 2014

New data shows Marine Corps has highest rate of sexual assault against women

Nearly 8 percent of women in the Marine Corps were sexually assaulted in the past year, according to new data released by the Defense Department and the Rand Corp. on Thursday.

The figure puts the Marine Corps' rate of past-year sexual assaults for female troops at more than 20 percent higher than the Navy's total, which has the next-highest rate. According to the data, 1.1 percent of male Marines also experienced a sexual assault in the last year, the second-highest rate following the Navy at 1.5 percent.


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