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 inform the Department's sexual assault prevention and response efforts.
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 2021 – issued in September 2022
- Department of Defense Annual Report on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies, Academic Program Year (APY) 2020-2021 - issued in February 2022
Under each of the following tabs are the complete listings of DoD SAPR Reports in these categories:
- FY21 Annual Report
- APY 20-21 MSA Report
- Annual Reports Archive
- MSA Reports Archive
- Report to the President
- Other Reports
- Strategies & Plans
The Department of Defense Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military, Fiscal Year 2021 was provided to Congress on September 1, 2022. 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 2021 Annual Report, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin 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.
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) 2020-2021 on February 17, 2022.
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
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.
- Fiscal Year 2020
- Fiscal Year 2019
- Fiscal Year 2018
- Fiscal Year 2017
- Fiscal Year 2016 Volume 1
- Fiscal Year 2016 Volume 2
- Fiscal Year 2015
- Fiscal Year 2014
- Fiscal Year 2013
- Fiscal Year 2012-Volume One
- Fiscal Year 2012-Volume Two
- Fiscal Year 2011
- Fiscal Year 2010
- Fiscal Year 2009
- Fiscal Year 2009 Summary
- Fiscal Year 2009 Accomplishments
- Fiscal Year 2008
- Fiscal Year 2007
- Calendar Year 2006
- Calendar Year 2005
- Calendar Year 2004
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 2019 – 2020.
- Academic Program Year 2019-2020
- Academic Program Year 2018-2019
- Academic Program Year 2017-2018
- Academic Program Year 2016-2017
- Academic Program Year 2015-2016
- Academic Program Year 2014-2015
- Academic Program Year 2013-2014
- Academic Program Year 2012-2013
- Academic Program Year 2011-2012
- Academic Program Year 2010-2011
- Academic Program Year 2009-2010
- Academic Program Year 2008-2009
- Academic Program Year 2007-2008
- Academic Program Year 2006-2007
- Academic Program Year 2005-2006
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.
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.
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.