A dangerous trend continues to plague our service academies. Reports of sexual assaults increased at two of the three military academies last year.
Assault reports rose at the U.S. Naval Academy and West Point, while dropping at the Air Force Academy.
Pentagon and military officials believe more people are reporting sexual assaults, which they see as a positive. There had been a culture of fear among students making them scared to come forward about their attackers. While they are disappointed with the numbers, officials are encouraged that students are feeling more comfortable in reporting the incidents.
However, an anonymous survey suggests more assaults and crime are occurring. The results found many students have experienced unwanted sexual contact, but didn't file a report because they didn't consider it serious enough.
Regardless of the reason, it needs to stop.