RESEARCH & REPORTS
Conducting and reviewing sexual assault-related research and
reports is a crucial part of the DoD's sexual assault prevention and
response program. Sexual assault-related research by the DoD and
other Government Agencies helps identify factors pertaining to
sexual assault and can also serve as the data source and foundation
for future sexual assault program enhancements.
White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault.
(2014). Not alone: The First Report of the White House Task Force to
Protect Students from Sexual Assault
Behind the Scenes at DoD Safe Helpline (3:32). Survivors of
sexual assault in the military can get a behind the scenes look into
the DoD Safe Helpline in this short video which features Safe
Helpline staff discussing everything from confidentiality issues to
what survivors can expect when they call.
SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION AND
RESPONSE (SAPR) RESOURCES
Resources: Healthy Masculinity and Healthy Gender Norms:
National Sexual Violence Resource Center: It's Time...To Talk
About Gender Norms
PreventConnect.org(2012). Promoting healthy masculinity: A
strategy to prevent sexual and domestic violence (Web conference
Men Can Stop Rape (2012). Healthy Masculinity Action Guide
Resources: Healthy Sexuality:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2014). Sexual
Violence Prevention: Beginning the Dialogue
National Sexual Violence Resource Center (2012). Healthy
Sexuality: A Guide for Advocates, Counselors, and Prevention
Navy Sexual Assault Statistics (2013)
- In FY13, there were a total of 1,037 sexual assault reports in
the Navy (256 restricted reports, 801 unrestricted reports).
- Victims who were involved in USN-initiated FY13 investigations
were predominately female (83%), USN service members (83%), and
in the 19-22 age range (51%).
- Of the total FY13 initiated investigations, 51 percent of
sexual assault incidents occurred on base; 43 percent occurred
- In FY13 unrestricted reports, 27 percent of sexual assault
incidents occurred in private residences, 16 percent in the
barracks, 16 percent on board ships or aircraft carriers, and 11
percent in hotels.
- In 67 percent of FY13 unrestricted investigations of sexual
assault, a service member was victimized by another service
[Source: Department of Defense (DoD). (2014). Department of
Defense Fiscal Year 2013 Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the
Military. Available at
Civilian Sexual Assault Statistics (2013)
- Nearly 1 in 5 women (18 percent) and 1 in 71 men (1 percent)
have been raped in their lifetime.
- Most female victims of completed rape (79.6 percent)
experienced before the age of 25; 42.2 percent experienced their
first completed rape before 18 years of age.
- More than one quarter of male victims of completed rape (27.8
percent) experienced their first rape when they were 10 years of
age or younger.
[Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (dcd).
(2012). National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey
Provides legal information and support to victims of domestic
violence and sexual assault, including information on Federal,
State, and Tribal laws and statutes, staying safe, preparing for
court and how to find a lawyer.
The Home Front Legal Information Center provides both general and
military-specific legal information. The Directory of Programs
includes information on Military Legal Assistance Offices, Legal Aid
and Pro Bono Programs, and Lawyer Referral Programs, and is
searchable by state.
Information and resources for victims of stalking, hosted by the
National Center for Victims of Crime:
Has publications on a variety of general crime victim topics,
including crime victim services, crime victimization, health,
international issues, legal resources, specific populations and
victim advocacy, as well as publications specifically addressing
NOVA's mission is to champion dignity and compassion for those
harmed by crime and crisis. Founded in 1975, NOVA is the oldest
national victim assistance organization.
Administers financial and technical assistance to communities
across the country that are developing programs, policies and
practices aimed at ending domestic violence, dating violence, sexual
assault and stalking.
Provides an extensive "Get Help Series" of general information
for crime victims and providers. NCVC also hosts the Stalking
Resource Center, a press center and information on civil litigation
and public policy.
Information on research and evaluation priorities, effective
responses, victims and perpetrators and downloadable NIJ and