The Pentagon on Friday released a report rating the risk of sexual assault for military personnel by installation based on 2014 data gathered through more than 170,000 surveys of active-duty service members collected by the RAND Corp. Overall, men and women assigned to Navy ships at sea are significantly more likely to be sexually assaulted than personnel at installations across the armed forces, reported Military Times. The report’s authors acknowledged several limitations to the estimates, including the use of four-year-old data. Also, the estimates describe the risk of sexual assault to service members assigned to a specific installation or command, and not specifically the risk of assaults occurring at that installation; i.e., the estimates link assaults to a base that could have occurred to personnel at home on leave or on temporary duty.
Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Murray