Facts and Trends

General Facts

  • Sexual assault is an act of power and violence, not sexual desire.
  • Acquaintance or "date rape" (where the victim knows the attacker) occurs most often.
  • Rapes and other sexual assaults are often unreported or not reported immediately, since victims are often ashamed or afraid no one will believe them.
  • Rapes and other sexual assaults can occur anywhere and at anytime, and can happen to anyone.
  • Rapes and other sexual assaults often involve a set of similar circumstances. Alcohol consumption and unlocked barracks rooms are the most common factors.
  • Sexual assaults generally occur from Thursday through Sunday between 2200 and 0600.
  • Most sexual assault victims are female, but a male can also be sexually assaulted.
  • Trend analysis and awareness training can help reduce the threat of sexual assault for all personnel.

Victim's Rights

  • The right to be treated with fairness and with respect for their dignity and privacy.
  • The right to immediate and effective medical care and attention, including long term follow-up treatment, if eligible.
  • The right to be reasonably protected from the accused offender.
  • The right to be notified of court proceedings.
  • The right to be present at all public court proceedings related to the offense (unless the court determines otherwise).
  • The right to talk with the attorney for the Government in the case.
  • The right to restitution, if appropraite.
  • The right to information about the conviction, sentencing, imprisonment or release of the offender from custody.

Victim's Profile

    Victims tend to be:
  • Family member/daughter or E1-E4
  • 17-26 years old
  • Unmarried

Suspect's Profile

    Suspects tend to be:
  • E1-E4
  • 17-26 years old
  • Unmarried