Sex assaults spike at US military academies

Sex assaults spike at US military academies

A Pentagon survey released on Thursday said that incidents of unwanted sexual contact increased by nearly 50 per cent at top US military academies over the past two years. The study said there had been 747 instances of unwanted sexual contact in 2018, compared to 507 in 2016. 16.5 per cent of female cadets at the academy at West Point experienced unwanted sexual contact in 2018.

Bones 1 year

I would like to know if survey techniques changed, if method of reporting misconduct changed, and if definition of unwanted sexual contact changed. Meaning did they change what they identify as unwanted sexual contact. I have found what one person identifies as a sexual advance, another does not, strangely enough. Lastly I would like to compare those numbers to national averages, see if the media craze of #MeToo and all the discussion of sexual assault in the media has just encouraged people to report more...not that there has been an actual increase in assault.

Markus Bergwache
Markus Bergwache 1 year

#MeToo is coming for our armed forces next

Kenguru Safari
Kenguru Safari 1 year

is there a wanted form for sexual contact as well? I'm confused. Is it unwanted by the academies or unwanted as in without consent? Assault??

Soul Shakedown
Soul Shakedown 1 year

Simple solution - separate the cadets so that there is no regular interaction between the sexes or better yet have academies entirely segregated by gender. Or just not allow females at all - they bring nothing to the table that men can’t do better and they are a distraction to our boys.

Andre Gerard
Andre Gerard 1 year

The study is actually a survey. These are not statistics about actual reported sexual assault crimes but about how people feel!

Brett Ellis
Brett Ellis 1 year

Increase in assaults, or allegations? Let's not count our chickens before they've hatched.

Chris Cahill
Chris Cahill 1 year

OK what constitutes assault? Is this like the questionnaire where they're asked if they feel like they were assaulted? considering studies have been done showing women are safer on Campus then in the city in which the campus resides I find this a bit dubious

Mister Brown
Mister Brown 1 year


Jack King
Jack King 1 year

and seeing as like 50% of rape cases turned out to be fake so far cant wait to see what the real numbers are after

noonespecific 1 year

after countless mishaps caused by harmless pinching and look cut fatigues. The army has instituted a men only policy. Zapp Brannigan.

Mark Oulaghan
Mark Oulaghan 1 year

I wonder why ?

Andre Gerard
Andre Gerard 1 year

Any information on what percentage of transgender people were involved?

IIZard 1 year


Darth Quaint
Darth Quaint 1 year

see bones comment and reply under it if you're asking why.

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