As the No Man alerted me earlier today, this article from yesterday’s San Diego Union-Tribune has been receiving quite a bit of attention. Rick Rogers, Reporting of military sex crimes seen rising, Union Tribune, Aug. 10, 2009. Here is the article’s key finding:
The San Diego Union-Tribune reviewed the military court docket covering most sailors and Marines in the western United States, including those stationed in San Diego County, and found the number of sexual-assault courts-martial between Oct. 1, 2007, and Sept. 30, 2008, went up by about 14 percent compared with the same period a year earlier.
Based on the pace of sexual-assault trials from Oct. 1, 2008, through Friday, there could be another 14 percent increase year over year.
Not included in the analysis were cases tried in civilian courts.