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Sexual assault reports increased to record levels at US military academies in 2022

Reported sexual assaults at three of the nation’s military service academies in the last school year reached the highest level on record since the Defense Department began tracking the issue in 2006, according to a Pentagon report released Friday.

Sexual assault allegations at the Navy, Air Force and Military academies for the 2021-2022 school year jumped to 206 reports, an increase of 45 reports from the 2020-2021 academic year, which had been the highest prior to this year’s report.

An anonymous survey also found 63 percent of academy women and 20 percent of academy men experienced some form of sexual harassment in the prior academic year at the three academies, which enroll more than 12,000 students collectively.

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