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Pentagon sees spike in military sexual assault reports

Aerial view of the Pentagon building.
Aerial view of the Pentagon building. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call

Sexual assault reports have spiked across all four branches in the U.S. military, with an overall increase of 10% last year, according to an annual report the Pentagon released Monday.

By the numbers: 6,769 sexual assaults cases were reported in the last fiscal year ending Sept. 30, compared with 6,172 made in 2016.