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Informing Prevention and Response Efforts

DoD SAPRO is committed to conducting comprehensive, accurate assessments of sexual assault in the military. SAPRO's dedication to scientifically-based, trauma-informed assessment methods are used to develop its reports on sexual assault in the military. The results of the reports are used to shape the Department's sexual assault prevention and response efforts.

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 2022 – issued in April 2023
  • Department of Defense Annual Report on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies, Academic Program Year (APY) 2021-2022 - issued in March 2023

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

The Department of Defense Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military, Fiscal Year 2022 was provided to Congress on April 27, 2023. The data provided in the reports serve as the foundation and catalyst for future sexual assault prevention, training, victim care, and accountability goals.

Upon the release of the Fiscal Year 2022 Annual Report, the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Mr. Gilbert Cisneros, Jr., issued a memorandum to senior DoD leadership directing Actions to Address and Prevent Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment in the Military. The memorandum is available here.

FY22 Report   Department of Defense Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military, Fiscal Year 2022
Appendix A   Appendix A: Additional Accomplishments, Activities, and Outreach
Appendix B   Appendix B: Statistical Data on Sexual Assault, Fiscal Year 2022
Appendix C   Appendix C: Metrics and Non-Metrics on Sexual Assault, Fiscal Year 2022
Appendix D   Appendix D: Aggregate DoD Data Matrices, Fiscal Year 2022
Appendix E   Appendix E: Safe Helpline Data, Fiscal Year 2022
Appendix F   Appendix F: Sexual Harassment Assessment, Fiscal Year 2022
Appendix G   Appendix G: Domestic Abuse-Related Sexual Assault, Fiscal Year 2022
Appendix H   Appendix H: Child Sexual Abuse, Fiscal Year 2022
Appendix I   Appendix I: Acronyms List, Fiscal Year 2022
Enclosure_1   Enclosure 1: Department of the Army Report
Enclosure_2   Enclosure 2: Department of the Navy Report
Enclosure_3   Enclosure 3: Department of the Air Force Report
Enclosure_4   Enclosure 4: National Guard Bureau Report
Annex 1   Annex 1: Men's SAPR Communication Campaign Department of Defense Safe Helpline Evaluation
Annex 2   Annex 2: Independent Review Commission on Sexual Assault in the Military: Implementation Update

The Department of Defense released its fifteenth Annual Report on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies (MSA) for Academic Program Year (APY) 2021-2022 on March 10, 2023.

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.

The APY 2021-2022 MSA report also provides unwanted sexual contact and sexual harassment prevalence data from the biennial Office of People Analytics 2022 Service Academy Gender Relations Survey.

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Actions to Address and Prevent Sexual Assault at the Military Service Academies

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Annual Report on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies, Academic Program Year 2021-2022

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Appendix A: Army Self-Assessment of the United States Military Academy

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Appendix B: Navy Self-Assessment of the United States Naval Academy

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Appendix C: Air Force Self-Assessment of the United States Air Force Academy

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Appendix D: APY 21-22 Statistical Data on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment

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Appendix E: APY 21-22 Data Matrices and MSA Case Synopsis

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Appendix F: APY 21-22 Acronym List

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Appendix G: Office of People Analytics 2022 Service Academy Gender Relations Survey: Executive Summary

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 2020 – 2021.

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.