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Across DoD, there were 901 and 1012 alleged cases of sexual assault with uniformed service member victims reported to criminal investigations in 2002 and 2003, respectively. These figures include 24 (2002) and 94 (2003) reported cases in the CENTCOM AOR. Sexual assault, as referred to here, includes the alleged offenses of rape, forcible sodomy, assault with intent to commit rape or sodomy, indecent assault or an attempt to commit any of
these offenses. There were 2,012 identified service member victims in the 1,913 alleged cases of sexual assault.
In a study of Navy recruits who were initially surveyed during basic training and then followed for two years, 7.5% of females reported experiencing behaviors that constituted rape within 6 months of entering the Navy. Active duty members were reported to have perpetrated over 80% of these rapes. Among males , 2.6% admitted to behaviors that constituted rape within 6 months after entering the Navy, with 27% of those rapes perpetrated against active duty victims (L.L. Merrill, unpublished data).