U.S. Army Fiscal Year 2019: Active Component and U.S. Army Reserve Annual Report on Sexual Assault [open pdf - 4MB]
Alternate Title: Enclosure 1: Department of the Army, Department of Defense Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military: Fiscal Year 2019
From the Executive Summary: "The U.S. Army is committed to enhancing readiness by preventing sexual assault, sexual harassment, and associated retaliatory behaviors and by providing comprehensive response capabilities through its Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) program. [...] In fiscal year 2019 (FY19), the Army continued to see a high rate of sexual assault reports: 5.5 reports of sexual assault per 1,000 Soldiers, unchanged from FY18, and the highest reporting rate ever recorded. The sustained high rate in the number of reports may be a positive indicator of victim confidence in their chain of command, victim advocacy and response services, Army criminal investigation offices, and appropriate accountability for offenders. However, results of the most recent Department of Defense (DoD) Workplace and Gender Relations Survey of Active Duty Members (WGRA) showed an increase in the estimated prevalence of sexual assault to 6,500 Army Soldiers in 2018, compared to 5,200 estimated in 2016. This increase is very troubling and shows that the Army's sexual assault prevention strategies have not achieved their intended results. During FY19, the Army re-examined these strategies in an effort to reduce prevalence and prevent sexual assault. This report details the operational initiatives of the Army's SHARP program and the Army's progress in preventing and responding to the crimes of sexual assault."
U.S. Department of Defense: https://www.defense.gov/