Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment in the U.S. Military: Top-Line Estimates for Active-Duty Service Members from the 2014 RAND Military Workplace Study
National Defense Research Institute, Andrew R. Morral, Kristie L. Gore, Terry L. Schell, Lisa H. Jaycox, Bonnie Ghosh-Dastidar, Coreen Farris, Robin Beckman, Barbara Bicksler, Q Burkhart, Jennifer Hawes-Dawson, Marc N. Elliott, Caroline Batka, Jeffrey Hiday, Dean Kilpatrick, Stephan Kistler, Craig Martin, Amy Grace Peele, Amy Street, Terri Tanielian, Mark E. Totten and Kayla M. Williams. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2014.
This Rand study explored sexual assault, sexual harassment and gender discrimination among US military personnel. They explored how stigma impacted reporting rates and individuals’ willingness and ability to access support.
– Estimated 26 Percent of Active-Duty Women and 7 Percent of Active-Duty Men Experienced Sexual Harassment or Gender Discrimination in the Past Year
– 4.9 percent of active-duty women and 1 percent of active-duty men experienced one or more sexual assaults in the previous year