military sexual assault is rising

The number of sexual assaults in the military has risen up to 50% this year! In 2012, sexual assaults were at 5,000 reports but this year there has been a significant increase – about 45% for the Air Force, 86% for the Marines, 46% for the Navy and 50% for the Army. To read more, click below.

Scarlet Santana

Victims have been more willing to come forward to report their assaults, as a result of the military putting more pressure to take aggressive action towards crimes. Military leaders have implemented new programs that encourage victims to speak out and assaulters to take responsibility. This comes after a string of high profile assaults that sent Congress into a frenzy.