San Diego military bases handling high rates of sexual assault reports

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Camp Pendleton has among the highest rates of sexual assaults reported to the military at a Marine Corps installation, with Naval Base San Diego second among Navy bases worldwide, according to a Department of Defense report released Friday.

Although the crime reports are handled by individual bases, the incidents may not have occurred on or near the base. 

The allegations in the report were made by anyone aged 16 or older about a person not related to them including service members on active duty, civilians alleging an assault by an active duty service member, and adult dependents of active duty members.

Camp Pendleton:

2013: 164

2014: 134

2015: 169

2016: 157

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar:

2013: 56

2014: 67

2015: 57

2016: 55

Marine Corps Recruit Depot:

2013: 20

2014: 19

2015: 23

2016: 41

Naval Base San Diego:

2013: 140

2014: 150

2015: 165

2016: 187

Naval Base Coronado:

2013: 88

2014: 84

2015: 74

2016: 69

Naval Base Point Loma:

2013: 20

2014: 8

2015: 17

2016: 11

Naval Air Station North Island:

2013: 0

2014: 1

2015: 0

2016: 0

The reports include sexual contact crimes, penetrating crimes, and attempts to commit the offenses, said the DoD. The report is based on information from the fiscal years 2013-2016.

Congress requires the DoD to release the number of sexual assault allegations it receives each year involving service members. The figures in the report include an alleged assault which may have occurred when the service member was a civilian, or an assault that took place in a different year than it was reported to the military.

DoD Safe Helpline (for confidential victim assistance):

877-995-5247

safehelpline.org

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