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DoD SAPRO serves as a leader in collecting data and developing reports that address the crime of sexual assault within the military. The data provided in the reports serves as the foundation and catalyst for future sexual assault prevention, training, victim care, and accountability goals.

In addition to DoD reports, other government agencies and independent organizations also develop reports that provide important information and data on sexual assault in the military.

SAPRO Reports

To help address the crime of sexual assault within the Military, the Department of Defense and the Military Services conduct comprehensive sexual assault assessments and issue reports. These reports include:

  • Department of Defense Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military, Fiscal Year 2020 – issued in May 2021
  • Department of Defense Annual Report on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies, Academic Program Year (APY) 2019-2020 - issued in February 2021

Under each of the following tabs are the complete listings of DoD SAPR Reports in these categories:

The Department of Defense released its fourteenth Annual Report on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies (MSAs) for Academic Program Year (APY) 2019-2020 on February 25, 2021.

The report on the three MSAs provides data on sexual harassment complaints and sexual assault reports involving cadets and/or midshipmen, as well as updates to policies, procedures, and processes implemented in response to sexual harassment and violence during the APY

APY_19-20_MSA_Report_Thumbnail Annual Report on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies, Academic Program Year 2019-2020
APY_19-20_MSA_Report_Thumbnail_Appx A.PNG Appendix A: Army Self-Assessment of the United States Military Academy
APY_19-20_MSA_Report_Thumbnail_Appx B.png Appendix B: Navy Self-Assessment of the United States Naval Academy
APY_19-20_MSA_Report_Thumbnail_Appx C.PNG Appendix C: Air Force Self-Assessment of the United States Air Force Academy
APY_19-20_MSA_Report_Thumbnail_Appx D.PNG Appendix D: APY 19-20 Statistical Data on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment
APY_19-20_MSA_Report_Thumbnail_Appx E.PNG Appendix E: APY 19-20 Data Matrices and MSA Case Synopses
APY_19-20_MSA_Report_Thumbnail_Appx F.PNG Appendix F: Department of Defense Memorandum to Congress – September 17, 2020
APY_19-20_MSA_Report_Thumbnail_Appx G.PNG Appendix G: APY 19-20 Acronym List

The report on the three MSAs provides data on sexual assault reports and sexual harassment complaints involving cadets and/or midshipmen, as well as updates to policies, procedures, and processes implemented in response to sexual harassment and violence during the APY.

Below is an archive of the MSA reports from APY 2005 – 2006 through 2018 – 2019.

To assist in addressing the crime of sexual assault within the Military, the DoD and various Service branches conduct comprehensive annual sexual assault assessments and issue reports. The data provided in the reports serve as the foundation and catalyst for future sexual assault prevention, training, victim care and accountability goals.

This archive represents Annual Reports on Sexual Assault in the Military issued in previous years. The corresponding research report by year can be found here.

In December 2013, President Barack Obama directed the Department of Defense to prepare a comprehensive report detailing major improvements in the prevention of and response to sexual assault in the military, including reforms to the military justice system.

In response, the Department prepared a report detailing its proactive and comprehensive approach, issued in November 2014. Find the Report, its appendices, enclosures and annexes below as individual documents for convenient access. For an Executive Summary of the Report, click here.

FY14 DoD Report to POTUS TOC SAPRO   Department of Defense Report to the President of the United States on Sexual Assault Prevention and Response
FY14 DoD Report to POTUS TOC Appendix A   Appendix A - Provisional Statistical Data on Sexual Assault
FY14 DoD Report to POTUS TOC Appendix B   Appendix B - Provisional Metrics on Sexual Assault
FY14 DoD Report to POTUS TOC Appendix C   Appendix C - List of Acronyms
Army Seal   Enclosure 1 - Department of the Army
Navy Seal   Enclosure 2 - Department of Navy
Air Force Seal   Enclosure 3 - Department of Air Force
National Guard Bureau Seal   Enclosure 4 - National Guard Bureau
FY14 DoD Report to POTUS TOC Enclosure 5   Enclosure 5 - United States Coast Guard
FY14 DoD Report to POTUS TOC Annex 1   Annex 1 - 2014 Military Workplace Study (RAND)
FY14 DoD Report to POTUS TOC Annex 2   Annex 2 - 2014 Survivor Experience Survey (DMDC)
FY14 DoD Report to POTUS TOC Annex 3   Annex 3 - 2014 Department of Defense Report of Focus Groups on Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (DMDC)
FY14 DoD Report to POTUS TOC Annex 4   Annex 4 - Analysis of Military Justice Reform (OGC)
FY14 DoD Report to POTUS TOC Annex 5   Annex 5 - 2014 Military Workplace Study – United States Coast Guard (RAND)

Reports of Sexual Assault Received at Military Installations and Combat Areas of Interest by Fiscal Year

This report contains information about non-intimate partner-related adult sexual assault reports made at military installations throughout the world.

The Report for Sexual Assault Received at Military Installations and Combat Areas of Interest by Fiscal Year (FY17-20) can be found here.

Previous Reports

The fiscal year 2013 – 2016 report can be found here.

Special Victims Capability Report

The Special Victims Capability (SVC) Report describes the plans and timelines for establishing special victims capabilities in each Military Department, along with an assessment of those plans and timelines for certain special victim offenses including sexual assault.

  • Special Victims Capability Report - Dec. 12, 2013

    This report outlines how the established Special Victims Capability will enable the Department of Defense to deliver a distinct, recognizable group of professionals collaborating to provide effective, timely, and responsive worldwide victim support, and a capability to investigate and prosecute allegations of certain special victim offenses including domestic abuse, child abuse and sexual assault. The report fulfills a requirement in the National Defense Authorization Act, Fiscal Year (FY) 2013, section 573 of Public Law 112-239.

Retaliation Strategy & Plan

The DoD Retaliation Prevention and Response Strategy: Regarding Sexual Assault and Harassment Reports, linked here, outlined five issue areas that identified how the Department and the Military Services will prevent and respond to retaliation related to reports of sexual assault or complaints of sexual harassment.


The Department released the accompanying DoD Retaliation Prevention and Response Implementation Plan, here, which details how DoD and the Military Services, to include the National Guard Bureau (NGB), will execute tasks in the identified issue areas and institutionalize a comprehensive and consistent approach to retaliation prevention and response across the Department related to reports of sexual assault and complaints of sexual harassment. Moving forward, the Military Services will align their Service retaliation prevention and response strategic policies and plans with the RPRS and this implementation plan.

Men's SAPR Plan

Sexual assault destroys unit cohesion and threatens the readiness of our troops by eroding bonds of trust that make our military strong and effective. The Department released the DoD Plan to Prevent and Respond to Sexual Assault of Military Men to ensure its existing programs and services meet the needs of all Service members.